The Colosseum, Roman Empire Architecture Marvel

Who doesn’t know about the Colloseum? This one particular amphitheater is one of the most popular in the world. It has been featured in many different movies such as Gladiator, songs and even computer games. This flavian masterpiece has also been in the bucket list of a lot of people including me. I was so happy to finally had the chance to visit one of the new seven wonders.

The entry fee is 8€ for adults including the entry to the Roman Forum. The colosseum has many levels, but only the ground floor and 1st floor are accessible for the visitors. There is a small museum on the first floor where one can read the history of the colosseum. The underground consists of 2 levels of complex structure and is visible from most part of the building  because nowadays, only little part of the arena remains that used to cover the underground. The building is almost perfect elipse. During the visit, I just wonder how  people in the ancient time managed to build such huge structure with high attic and elaborate underground tunnels. How did they collect the white marbles stones, how did they transport the pillars, did they even make a calculation before the construction. I learned engineering mechanics in the early semester, but it was no where near this size. The colosseum has been standing literally for ages and withstood strong earthquakes and now providing the citizens with income from tourism despite being one of the scariest place on earth due to the initial purpose of the building.

These are the pictures I took on a sunny day in autumn. 

The Colloseum, an architecture marvel

The Colloseum, an architecture marvel

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Colloseum and Arco di Constantino

Me and my Dad

Me and my Dad

the inside of the Colosseum

the inside of the Colosseum

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the remaining arena and the underground structure

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Roman Forum, viewed from one of the Colosseum windows

Roman Forum, viewed from one of the Colosseum windows

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An Ilustratrion of the underground complex where animals and gladiator were held before the show

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a mechanism to bring the animal into the arena

an Ilustration of the Colosseum on its heyday

an Ilustration of the Colosseum on its heyday with the seatings and white marbles pillars

europe map inside the Colosseum

map on the inner wall of the Colosseum

the underground

the underground

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