Visit At The Beautiful Colosseum

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My colleague, Alison Guest, and I were assigned to travel to Rome to visit the beautiful Colosseum where we needed to record out findings and reveal the history of the structure. We traveled over eight hours from New York to Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy to learn about the history behind the Colosseum. Being a new archeologist, it is mandatory to travel all over the world to cites to get a better understanding of history. Before traveling to Rome, I knew very little of the Colosseum. I knew it was made of cement and destroyed but I did not know much of the history behind its creation and its destruction. Little did I know, I would fall in love with the history and the beauty of the ancient Colosseum. Once we arrived, the first thing you noticed was how big the Colosseum was. I never imagined how big it could actually be. It covered six acres of land and stood at 157 feet tall. Another leading archeologist who joined us for the trip had mentioned that took 1.1 million tons of concrete, stone and bricks to complete the whole structure. (The Colosseum, 2002) The Colosseum was a massive structure made of stone. It has an elliptical shape, allowing a nice view no matter where you are seated. The best seat belonged to none other than the emperor who sat in the emperors box. The entrances and staircase were arranged by marble and iron dividers. This was to keep different social classes apart. (“The Colosseum:Emblem of Rome”, 2011) While taking in the the view, I was amazed

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