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Whats the oldest building the Parthenon or the Colosseum?


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September 13, 2011 1:52PM

The Parthenon of Athens Acropolis is an older building than Colosseum of Rome.

Parthenon was build in the 5th century BCE while the Colosseum was build between 70 and 80 AD/ CE. The purpose was also different. At Parthenon the ancient Greek Goddess Athena Parthenos was honoured while Colosseum served as an events building and/ or arena and a place where gladiators were fightiing or christians were send to meet their fate at least at the first years of Christianity as they were considered a thread for the public order of the State [Empire]