The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre , is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign . The name "Amphitheatrum Flavium" derives from both Vespasian's and Titus's family name . Capable of seating...
|Also Known As:||Roman Colosseum, Colosseo, Flavian Amphitheatre, Anfiteatro Flavio, Amphitheatrum Flavium, Γιγαντιαίο, Coliseum, Amfiteatrul Flavian|