Coloseum in Rome (Italy) - theatre
Where is located Coloseum?
Address of Coloseum is Via dei Fori Impariali, Rome, Italy
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When was built Coloseum?
Built date of Coloseum is Years 72 - 80 e.e.
Facts, informations and history of Coloseum
The construction of the Coliseum was a masterpiece. The building had an oval shape of two interconnected Greek theaters. Viewers had a good view of all places.
Romans used mobile scaffolding for construction. This enabled simultaneous work of slaves on all sections of the construction. They also used concrete mortar (which they invented), and the structure was reinforced with metal frames.
The arena had a wooden, sand-covered floor, it has a basement of seven meters. There were channels for water supply and drainage, cages for wild animals, a prison for gladiators, as well as machinery spaces and equipment needed for technical support for the stage.
Coliseum is enormous. Its height is 55 m, width 156 m, length 188 m, and the circumference is 527 m.
Giant sails formerly shielded the viewers sitting in the outer rows from the sun. The Colosseum housed 50,000 seats and 6,000 standing. Each of them had a numbered seat.
There were 80 entrances to the Coliseum, if necessary, the amphitheater could be left very quickly.
The façade of the three storeys rising to 48.5 m is in the following styles: Dorycki, Joński and Koryncki.
In the arena there were: gladiator fights, animal chewing, group fights, entire sea battles and public executions.
During the inauguration of the Coliseum, the games lasted 100 days, about 5,000 animals were killed.
" When the Colosseum falls, Rome will fall. "
Architect of Coloseum
How many meters have Coloseum?
Height of Coloseum is 55 meters
Building Coloseum is of type Amphitheater
Architectural style of Coloseum is Ancient Roman
The ancient Roman architectural style is mainly characterised by the use of brick and marble and the use of columns and triangular pediments. Roman architecture was known for its monumental buildings such as amphitheatres, thermopiles and temples. Roman architects were known for their ability to use natural light and ventilation in their buildings, which was particularly important in the warm climate of Italy. ... czytaj więcej.
Other dimensions, parameters and frequently asked questions
What area have Coloseum?
Coloseum have area of 6 acres
What material is the building made of?
Coloseum is made of the following materials: Stone, concrete, steel, wood
Build cost of Coloseum is Ok. 75 million marks
The building is also known by other common names or in the original language, i.e. Amfiteatr Flawiuszów, Theatrum Flavium
Is the building on the UNESCO World Heritage List?
The listing took place in the year 1980.
Details of the entry are available on the Unesco website at https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/91ter/
The official website of the building, where up-to-date information can be found, is http://www.coopculture.it/en/the-colosseum.cfm