The Colosseum or Coliseum is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre and is the largest ampitheatre ever built. The Colosseum is oval in shape and is built of concrete and sand. Construction began in 72 AD and was completed in 80 AD. The Colosseum gets its name for the three emperors from the Flavian dynasty and it was named in Latin for its association with the Flavius family name. It is located just east of the Roman Forum in the center of Rome in Italy.
The Colosseum or the Coliseum is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatrum.
The Temple of Venus and Rome is located on the Velian Hill, in between the eastern edge of the Forum Romanum and the Colosseum.
The Arch of Constantine is located in between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill.
The partially intact outer wall of the Colosseum displaying the different sections from the bottom, in the Doric Order, the middle in the Ionic Order and the top in the Corninthian Order.
The interior wall of the Colosseum facing northwest.
The interior of the Colosseum.
A view of the eastern entrance into the Colosseum.
An interior northeast view of the Colosseum.
A western view of the interior of the Colosseum showing the Sacred Road, Arch of Titus and the Temple of Venus in Rome.
Matyrs Cross in memory of the Christians who died in the Colosseum.
A view of the different sections of the interior wall of the Colosseum.
A view of the section of vast networks of rooms, cells, tunnels and passages under the Colosseum known as the hypogeum.