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Guide To The Colosseum and Games of Ancient Rome
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Good morning ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. Today I will be telling you all about the Colosseum, and its previous uses. I will be bringing the gladiator fights, and the ancient times back to life.
As you can see, the Colosseum is huge, and I have no doubt it impresses you. Yet even though it still looks marvelous, it is but a fraction of its former glory. As a result of fires, earthquakes, and plunder, two thirds of the original building has been destroyed.
The Colosseum was originally built by Vespasian's son, Titus. It would have taken a lot of planning and hard work, considering it was built in a valley in which there had previously been a lake, and also how quickly it was finished. The Colosseum started being built in 70 AD, by slaves. It was finished in 80 AD. It was capable of seating 45,000 spectaters, and a further 5,000 standing. There were many entrances, eighty in total. Nowadays you can only see a few of them left standing. The Romans were extremely good at dispersing large crowds quickly. People could access their seats
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