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The Colosseum

Here you can see over 1900 years of history

The Colosseum ruins are the perfect place to sit and imagine what life was like in the Roman Empire. You can still see the rows of seats where the Romans sat and enjoyed themselves watching chariot races or violent battles between gladiators and lions. You can imagine the violent bloody fights,. people were used to, between convicts and wild animals. They even shouted and cheered at opponents, between laughter and applause, creating that typical expression of fat and happy (distraction). This Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre was inaugurated by the Emperor Titus in the year 80 A.D. It stood on the ruins left by one of the most devastating fires that the capital of the Empire had ever experienced and the reason for the construction was to prove that great Rome had risen from its ashes. Now you can stroll around its walls and contemplate more than 180 meters, which separate the seating of this enormous elliptical construction. All the arches are carefully adorned with Ionic, Doric and Corinthian decoration, which took almost a century to complete. This building not only gave the people shows and violence, but created a sense of patriotism, with a flag and homeland, to belong to: the Roman Empire.

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