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The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire, built of concrete and stone.[1] It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.Capable of seating 50,000 spectators,[5][6] the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.
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  • Copyright: Adal Tiburzi (AdalRome) (179)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-00-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-10-20 15:52
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