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A coliseum is any large auditorium or stadium hosting a wide variety of public events such as sports, concerts, and the like.
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Why did they build the coliseum?

The coliseum was built as a venue for special games and events. The favourite of these special games was the gladiators, whether they be fighting animals or Christian slaves,

What happened at the coliseum?

The Romans brought out many gladiators and animals to kill each other for entertainment.these games could go on for several days and could have thousands of gladiators and ani

How old is the coliseum?

Romans started building it around 72 A.D. and finished it around 80 A.D.   So, to answer your question, it's almost 2,000 years old.

What was the original name of the Roman Coliseum?

It was originally named the Flavian Amphitheatre, or Amphitheatrum Flavium in Latin. The name Colosseum (or Coliseum) was later used in reference to the colossal statue of Ner

How big is the Coliseum in Rome?

The coliseum is an oval (ellipse) with the outer measurements as follows: Length: 189 meters (615 ft) Width: 156 meters (510 ft) Height: 48 meters (157 ft) The inner m

Why did the Romans build the coliseum round?

The coliseum was an arena, basically a huge stage. A round (ish) shape provides the biggest number of audience with a good view of what's going on.

Who built the coliseum?

the colliseum was built by hundreds/thousands of roman slaves/workers

What is coliseum?

A coliseum is any large auditorium or stadium hosting a wide variety of public events such as sports, concerts, and the like.

What is the Coliseum used for?

Today the Colosseum is one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions. In ancient times it was used for a variety of entertainments such as animal hunts, naval battles, gladia