A gigantic oval, 320,000 sq ft. It was officially inaugurated by Titus, in 80 CE
with a spectacle whose scale and brutality set the scene for what was to follow:
some 5,000 wild animals, kept in underground cages, were killed in the opening
days, and another 4,000 over the next three months. The Empire's best-known
gladiators fought here, and the entire central arena could be flooded for
staging mock sea battles.
The Arch of Constantine
This triumphal arch was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's
victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312.
|Roman Baths Ruins|
It was an amazing experience to see the ancient Colosseum and other ruins!