5 Interesting Facts Of Colosseum – One Of The Seven Modern Wonders


5 Interesting Facts Of Colosseum – One Of The Seven Modern Wonders

The ellipsoid arena of Rome built in the first century fascinates us all. The Colosseum of Rome is the foundation of the major stadium we have today. This magnificent site was constructed between 70 CE and 80 CE which is the largest amphitheater built ever.

It captures our eyes and makes us feel amazing since 2000 years. It is the main reason that millions of people voted for it to make it one among the seven wonders of the world. In 2018, it was the most visited tourist attraction that got many visitors. It is stated that over seven million people visited this incredible site.

It was built for the entertainment of early people like fighting animals. This is the place where gladiators fought wild animals and many other stages for people were set. Vespasian, the emperor of AD 69 was the person who commissioned this huge arena for people.

 Facts You Should Know About Colosseum

The Colosseum has four stories in which a total of 50,000 people can watch an event at a single seating. The height of this epic architecture is 150 feet and width is 189×156 meters. There were 80 entrances, out of which 76 entrances were used for selling tickets. Other four entrances have separate purposes like take out the injured, entrance for victory candidates, and the other two were under reservation.

5 Interesting Facts Of Colosseum – One Of The Seven Modern Wonders
5 Interesting Facts Of Colosseum – One Of The Seven Modern Wonders

Let us see some of the interesting facts you should know about this amazing architecture.

1. Complex Seating System In Colosseum

It is an astonishing fact that the seating for around 50,000-80,000 spectators was organized here. However, it is an elliptical arena with stone steps on all the sides. Certainly, people enter through different entrances.

Historians stated that the seating of people on steps was based on their class. In other words, women sat on the wooden bleachers. However, slaves were accommodated on the upper floors which do not exist today.

2. Had A Different Name

We call this as ‘Colosseum’, but in earlier days it might be named different. We do not know the name exactly. It might be the name of the emperor under Flavian dynasty created this architecture.

Secondly, we do not know who named it as Colosseum and why. There is a giant statue of Nero emperor ‘Colossus’ nearby. That is to say,this should be the reason for the name of this site.

3. Training Center For Gladiators

The gladiators who fought and win against wild animals were trained in this arena. In addition, we can find the largest training center for them opposite to it. Moreover, the training center also has a small arena and there is a connecting path to the largest arena in the opposite.

5 Interesting Facts Of Colosseum – One Of The Seven Modern Wonders
5 Interesting Facts Of Colosseum – One Of The Seven Modern Wonders

4. Underground Usage Of Colosseum

Moreover, people in the past used the underground area pretty well. In separate rooms, the animals were caged for practice. Further gladiators also participated in training and similar activities underground.

On the other hand, this is now open to the public. You should feel happy to see the usage of the underground.

5. Had A Great Opening

The founder who created this arena, Vespasian, was unfortunately not there to see the opening. Consequently, his son Titus inaugurated the grand opening of the arena to the public in 80 CE.

To sum up, Colosseum stands gorgeous apart from devastation. However, it looks amazing in this condition and make us forget about the years. Therefore we should understand what it would have been centuries ago.

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