Colosseum In Rome

Colosseum or Coliseum is an important tourist attraction in the modern Italy, that at once point of was a iconic symbol of imperial Rome. This majestic structure was initiated under the Emperor Vespasian and completed under Emperor Titus.

This huge Flavian piece of architecture was employed as a venue for gladiatorial battles, mock sea battles, re-enactment of famous battles, animal hunts as well for staging theatrical performances. However, this structure no longer in use during the Medieval Era. It was later on reused for numerous other purposes such as workshops, housing, quarters for a religious order, a quarry, a fortress, a quarry and a Christian shrine photographer in Italy.

Although it is now in a ruined condition due to damage caused by earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum still bears a close connection to the Roman Catholic Church.  This is reflected from the fact, that on each Good Friday, the Pope leads a torch lit ‘Way of the Cross’ parade to the amphitheatre. Its significance can also be deciphered from the fact that it is depicted in the Italian version of the 5 cent euro coin.

In compliance to the Codex-Calendar of 354, the structure of Colosseum could easily seat around 87,000 individuals; however, the modern puts the figure nearby 50,000. The audience was to be accommodated in a tiered arrangement which was clear reflection of the rigid stratified Roman society. To the north as well as the south end, special boxes were constructed for the Emperor and the Vestal Virgins respectively that offered a prime view of the arena. Flanking them at the same level was a broad platform or podium for the senatorial class, who were allowed to bring their own chairs. The names of some 5th century senators can still be seen carved into the stonework, presumably reserving areas for their use.

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