Your Guide To Rome Colosseum Tours
Built between 72 A.D. and 80 A.D. under the Emperor Vespian, the Colosseum in Rome is one of the world's most historical sites and is visited by millions of tourists yearly.
Made from concrete and stone, this magnificent monument was built with tens of thousands of slaves. It is the largest amphitheater in the world, measuring 189 meters long, 156 meters wide, and 50 meters high. This arena can easily fit a modern-day football pitch inside.
The events which were previously held in the Colosseum were very brutal, and sometimes a few games held by the emperors would kill more than 10,000 animals in single day.
As protection for spectators from the blistering sun and heat of Ancient Rome, there was an awning that could be pulled over the top to of the seating to provide shade, also referred to as velarium.