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Colosseum, Rome, Italy

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Colosseum, Rome, Italy - free coloring page

Did you know that The Colosseum is by far, the largest central staging space where the audience is all around the center? Events such as Roman Games,  Gladiator, and Chariots were all enjoyed this amazing amphitheater. It is in an oval shape,  measures 189m long, 156m wide, and 50m high which is about 12 story building.  It could partially fit an American football field that averages the size of the rectangular and measures 100 yards (91.44 m) long between the goal lines, and 160 feet (48.8 m) (53 13 yards) wide.

It could seat approximately 50,000 spectators. and it was free for all. The emperors would organize and pay for the event and even offered free food sometimes. This was a way to win in popularity and get the support of the people. 

Unfortunately, these events would be ferociously barbarian.  Some of these games killed more or less 10,000 animals in one day. The first game was held in 80 A.D. by Emperor Titus and lasted for 100 straight days. 

An interesting aspect of the Colosseum is that they were clever enough to come up with a Velarium which provides shade on those hot sunny day.

The Colosseum was damaged by earthquakes, vandalism, and fires over time. But the impressive landmark is one of the most visited every year!

Check out this 5 oscar-winning production of the Gladiator!:

 

 

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