10 November 2015
The Colosseum, symbol of Rome and known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is the historic symbol of Rome known as one of the seven wonders of the world. A journey to know him better in its history, architecture until you get in its basement.
The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater in the world, the oldest monument of the city, built by Vespasian in 72 AD and can hold almost 75,000 spectators. It was built to watch the shows of gladiators and other sports, becoming for the Romans the place of leisure and fun.
The External Architecture
The amphitheater is elliptical and its external facade is made of travertine and is divided into four levels. The three levels are lower with 80 arches supported by pillars, while the upper level has no arches, but small windows. The capitals of the columns are in Tuscan style, Doric and Corinthian.
In the inside you can find the remains of marble steps That Are home to the audience, some of These were anche equipped with wooden seats, while the arena was a paving brick and wood where the shows were held.
I am the real treasure of this magnificent monument, with galleries and small cells which contained gladiators. And is possible to find in the basement that led in the gym a few kilometers from the amphitheater of the gladiators.