Why is the colosseum a remarkable monument in the history of Ancient Rome?

               When we think of Rome, the one building that comes to our mind over the centuries is the Colosseum. The Colosseum is an outstanding example of the architectural skills of the Romans.

               The Colosseum is one of the most splendid Roman remains and is the largest amphitheatre ever built.

               The Colosseum was built by the first Flavian Emperor Vespasian in AD 72, and completed by his successor Titus in AD 80 and further modified during the reign of Domitian. It could house around 80,000 spectators and was mainly used for gladiator fights, wild beast hunt, mock sea battles, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on classical mythology.

               It was built right in the centre of Rome made up of stone and concrete and had about 80 entrances.

              Even after the destruction caused by earth quakes, the Colosseum is still considered as a souvenir of imperial Rome.