The antique building for mass shows – the Colosseum, located at the base of two of the seven heights of the city – the Capitol and the Palatine, is considered one of the symbols of ancient Rome, and since 1979 has been under the protection of UNESCO.
HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT WHICH YOU LIKELY DON’T KNOW:
The Colosseum might not have been built, but the Roman emperor Flavius Titus Vespasian (the elder) decided to eliminate the traces of the rule of Claudius Nero.Construction began on the site of a reservoir with swans in the year 70. The opening of the Colosseum was in 80, during the reign of the son of Titus, who was the representative of the Flavians (emperors dynasty). Therefore, the Coliseum was often referred to in historical documents as the Flavian Amphitheater.
By order of Nero, the architect Zenodor built a sculpture in the image of the Colossus of Rhodes (the large-sized statue of the god of the sun – Helios) in the imperial honor and was named the “Colossus of Nero”. Continue reading