Sep 8, 2013

Colosseum at night

Construction on this amphitheater began in 72 AD and it was a marvel of engineering since its ernormous weight rested in a swamp (Nero's former lake) on artificial supports. The completed stadium was dedicated by Titus in 80 AD. Covered with marble, it could hold 80.000 spectators who watched games that nearly rendered extinct many species of animals from Roman Empire

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