The Colosseum, built in 72A.D. by the order of Vespasian and completed in 80 A.D. in the time of Titus stands as a wonder of the ancient roman architecture.
The name of the Colosseum is believed to be derived from a colossal statue of Nero situated in front of the amphitheater. This statue was later remodeled by Nero's successors into the likeness of or Apollo, the sun god, by adding the appropriate solar crown. Nero's head was also replaced several times with the heads of succeeding emperors which was a custom for most of the statues of roman emperors.
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- Copyright: Adina Buliga (spigola) (333)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-04
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm 1/3.5-5.6G DX
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-04 9:28