Have you seen a colosseum before or even visited one? There are colosseums around the world which you can include in your bucket list and make them come true one by one. As we all know, one of the grandest colosseums in the world is found in Rome, Italy. If you are planning your grand getaway this coming holiday then make sure to find out more about the Colosseum you wish to visit. Read on and we will share with you some amazing facts about the Colosseum you truly love.
Colosseum And Its Facts
Did you know that the first Colosseum was built under Emperor Vespasian? This amazing man-made creation was built between 72 A.D and 80 A.D in the heart of Rome. If you are planning to go to Rome this coming holiday then you will surely get to catch a glimpse of this magnificent man-made creation. Be prepared to have those pictures taken.
Colosseum is built by hundreds and thousands of stones and concrete by hundreds and thousands of slaves during the Roman empire. Each step, corner, and floor of this magnificent man-made creation was done by those hardworking men whose lives have been in danger just to survive. No wonder colosseums are very much historical.
Did you know that the Colosseum is considered to be the world’s largest amphitheater? This simply means that it has a “theatre in the round”. It typically oval in shape and has the measurement of 189m long, 156m wide and 50m high. Just imagine it in our modern world, you can actually fit in a football field inside.
If you are looking for more seats then you should check out this colosseum. It has 80 entrances with more than 50,000 spectators to accommodate all the spectators during the Roman event and sports. During the Roman empire, this magnificent man-made creation was used to hold sports events, games, combat competition, and even naval battlefield. Just imagine that size!
Did you know that Colosseum was free to use during the Roman empire? This is very much true especially if the said event was held by the emperor or the king. Most of the time, there were free foods as well for all. This is another way for the emperor or the king to gain popularity among his people.
The events held in Colosseum were not for the faint at heart. Did you know that more than 10, 000 animals were killed during those sports events under the emperor administration during the Roman empire? No wonder the spectators during that time were men and if you happened to see some women then they were probably the bravest of them all.
Did you know that the first game held in the Colosseum was under Emperor Titus during the 80 A.D.? This game runs for almost 100 days continuously and it still continues until the fifth century. The animal hunts were done during the 6th century.
Did you know that under the Colosseum itself have numerous passageways and rooms? This was the place where the gladiators and animals were kept while waiting for the gladiator events. There were also 46 trap doors for a more spectacular show.
Although most of the part of the Colosseum was destroyed by earthquakes and even fire, it is still intact and could be visited every year. You will still be able to enjoy the view and nooks and corners of the history itself.