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The Colosseum Research Paper

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Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian is responsible for building the Colosseum.

They start building the Colosseum during 72 AD under the control of Vespasian.
It was officially open during 80 AD by Titus.
They finally finish building the Colosseum during 81 AD - 96 AD by Domitian.

People believe that they use 100,000 prisoners that were brought back by Rome after the Jewish War as slaves to built the Colosseum.
They use many of skilled stonemasons in order to finish this building.
The stairs and seats are made in the workshops and then bought to the Colosseum to be fitted.
They also use professional Roman builders, artists, painters, decorators, and engineers to built part that required a lot of skills.
They use Travertine Limestone, Tuff/Tufo,
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The Colosseum symbolizes Roman’s honour in architecting and engineering.
The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater built by Roman Empire.
The Colosseum has been built more than 1,931 years ago
The Colosseum is the most popular and highly visited tourist attraction in Rome.
The image of the Colosseum is also in Italy’s 5-cent euro coin.
A lot of movie has been filmed in the Colosseum.
The Colosseum is an ancient and amazing landmark.

The Colosseum is very strong, a lot of natural disaster has ruin the structure but it still exist till these day.
The Colosseum was listed as “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO in 1980.
The Colosseum is also one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
The structure of the Colosseum is very complicated.

For performing different kinds of entertainment to entertain the Roman citizens.
To show the wealth and power of Rome.
To be able to contain up to 80,000 Romans citizen, with the clear view.
To show different kind of wild animals from different places in the Roman Empire.
The guarantee the support from the Emperors Vespasian and Titus among the plebeians
To apply and show Rome’s latest engineering and building techniques.
To perform the play about famous Roman battle
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