A picture of a gladiator contest. *wince* olympics.ballparks.com
The Roman Colosseum is located in Rome,Italy. You can still go there now!
The emperor Vespasian and his son Titus ordered the building of the Roman Colosseum in 70-80 AD.
The Roman Colosseum is made out of concrete, limestone, clay, and other materials. Many Roman buildings were taken down to build it.
In the arena, the Roman government hosted Roman gladiator contests, dramas, animal hunts, mock sea battles, and even executions.
The colosseum was so big, it could hold 50,000-80,000 people!
The 5 cent euro coin has a picture of the Roman Colosseum on it.
The Colosseum has 80 entrances!
Today, (as you can see in the picture) the Colosseum is damaged by earthquakes and stone robbers.
A video about the history of the Roman Colosseum. It might be a little long, though. safeshare.tv History of the Roman Collosseum... - SafeShare.tv

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