COLOSSEUM (Top 100 Places to visit):-
The world famous Roman Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the society from the Flavian Dynasty. It also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. The Colosseum built by Emperor Vespasian, founder of the Flavian dynasty, for Titus, his successor, in 70-80 AD.
It is the biggest amphitheatre ever built. The Colosseum has over 80 entrances and can accommodate about 50,000 spectators at a time. It probably built for following reason: As a gift to the Roman prosperity of Roman engineering techniques to the world to increase their popularity, to stage various forms of entertainment and programmers, and to showcase city of Rome, Italy.
Previously, it used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. Such as mock sea battles animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. It was notorious for the death of animals unbelievably but as many as 5000 animal slaughtered in one day.
In today’s world The Roman Colosseum is the main attraction of tourist in Italy. It attracting more than 4 million travelers every year being a wonder of modern’s world.
What to explore:-
Here are many particular sites in colosseum, but out of those some are must see.
- Hypogeum – This is underground site underneath the arena floor where slaves, prisoners, animals and gladiators were kept during public spectacles and events. The hypogeum consists of two-level subterranean network of tunnels and 32 animal pens. It had 80 vertical shafts which provided instant access to the arena for animals and scenery.
- The Third Tier –Third tier offers vast view of this gigantic structure from where you can see the beauty of roman architecture. The third tier is only open if you take the guided tour.
Arena floor– heart of colloseum this site is evidence of all the actions and to look up at the top seating areas will highlight just how huge the Colosseum really is!