FAQ About The Colosseum
What is The Colosseum?
The Colosseum is a large Amphitheater in Rome. It is also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, named after the Flavian dynasty of emperors.
Why was The Colosseum built?
It was built during the reign of the Flavian emperors as a gift to the Roman people. When was the Colosseum built? It was built in AD 70 and AD 72 and was inaugurated in AD 80.
What was the capacity of The Colosseum?
The Amphitheater can seat about 50,000 shielded from the sun by a massive retractable velarium (awning).
How many visitors does the Colosseum receive yearly?
The Colosseum has been one of Rome's major tourist attractions, it is estimated to receive more than seven million visitors annually.
Who built The Colosseum?
The Colosseum was built by emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. How many entrances does the Colosseum have? It has 80 entrances and this helps disperse the crowd of about 50,000 capacity.
What shape is the Colosseum?
The Colosseum is an oval shaped stadium that measures about one third of a mile.