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The Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum, is located in the city center of Rome. Able to hold up to 50,000 spectators, is the largest and most important Roman amphitheater and the most impressive monument of ancient Rome that has come down. The name derives from the enormous Colosseum bronze statue of Nero that was built in vicinity and that, given the size, was known as the Colossus of Nero. The construction of the amphitheater was begun by Vespasian, but completed by Titus 80 A.D. and open to the public with a grand opening lasted one hundred days of which there are descriptions in the ancient chronicles. Soon the building became a symbol of the imperial city, an expression of an ideology in which the celebration will come to define models for the entertainment of the people. Today it is a symbol of the city and one of its major tourist attractions.
The Colosseum was built with the specific purpose of giving Rome a place worth
the fame of its gladiatorial games that were previously carried out in the building
temporary wooden built by Nero in the Campus Martius after the old
amphitheater of Titus Laurel Tauro was destroyed in the famous fire of 64 AD
Earlier games were made either in the Roman Forum or the Forum Boario that were
equipped for these opportunities of mobile structures.
Throughout the Empire, the Colosseum was repeatedly restoration due to risk of fire and earthquakes are to remember speeches by Antoninus Pius, of Elagabalus and Alexander Severus, the latter restoration due to a disaster- I fire in 217 AD, and other restorations, commemorated by inscriptions, after the earthquakeof 443 A.D.
After the 523 A.D. there are no other news shows, the Colosseum began his stage degradation of ruin that turned the amphitheater into a quarry of materials for constructiontions.
Today his condition appear worrisome, because studies on its structure showed more than 3,000 injuries and extensive cracking state. Furthermore, in 2012 the encounter of an inclination of 40 cm of the structure, probably due to a failure of the foundation platform on which rests.