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Roman Ruins of Rome Italy Europe – Coliseum

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આ રોમ​,ઇટાલી માં આવેલી ઇતિહાસીક ઇમારત કોલિઝિયમનો ફોટો છે.રોમમાં કોલિઝિયમ 55,000 જેટલા લોકોને સમાવી શકે છે અને ઘણા યોદ્ધા અને પશુના ઝઘડાઓનું દ્રશ્ય છે તે એક વિશાળ એમ્ફીથિયેટર છે. તેની ઇમારત 70 એડીમાં શરૂ થઇ હતી, પરંતુ એરેનાનું ઉદ્ઘાટન માત્ર 10 વર્ષ પછી થયું હતું.ઉદ્ઘાટન સમારંભને બદલે લોહિયાળ હતો, ઝઘડા દરમિયાન 5,000 થી વધુ જંગલી પ્રાણીઓનું મરણ થયું હતું અને ઘણા યોદ્ધાઓએ તેમનો અંત શોધ્યો હતો. એવું લાગે છે કે આ ઝઘડાને કારણે ઘણી પ્રજાતિઓ લુપ્ત થઇ ગઇ, મધ્ય ઇસ્ટર સિંહ અને ઉત્તર આફ્રિકન હાથી જેવી જીવો. કોલીસીયમે ત્રણ પ્રાચીન સ્થાપત્ય શૈલીઓ દર્શાવ્યા છે: ડોરિક, આયનિક અને કોરીંથીયન.

It’s a photo of Coliseum and there aren’t many travelers that didn’t hear about this fabulous Roman structure that seems to have discovered the secret of eternal youth. The Coliseum in Rome is a huge amphitheater that could accommodate up to 55,000 people and was the scene of many gladiator and animal fights. Its building started in 70 AD, but the arena was inaugurated only 10 years later.

Located just east of the Roman Forum, the massive stone amphitheater known as the Colosseum was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people. In A.D. 80, Vespasian’s son Titus opened the Colosseum–officially known as the Flavian Amphitheater–with 100 days of games, including gladiatorial combats and wild animal fights. After four centuries of active use, the magnificent arena fell into neglect, and up until the 18th century it was used as a source of building materials. Though two-thirds of the original Colosseum has been destroyed over time, the amphitheater remains a popular tourist destination, as well as an iconic symbol of Rome and its long, tumultuous history.

The inaugural contest was rather bloody, over 5,000 wild animals were killed during the fights and many gladiators finding their end. It seems that because of these fights several species became extinct, creatures like the Middle Easter lion and North African elephant. The Coliseum illustrates all three ancient architectural styles: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian.

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