the History of the Colosseum

There is much to say about the history of the Colosseum over the centuries, from its construction to its destruction. A long historical period, during which the Colosseum was used and restored many times, in different ways, with different methods. The stories of the Colosseum, in fact, are many and mark the various periods of ancient Rome. In short, this magnificent amphitheatre has seen and suffered pretty much anything you can imagine and continues to do so because the Colosseum is still standing and therefore still belongs to this modern era.

The Colosseum is still recognised as a symbol of Rome. By the ancient Romans it was called “Amphitheatrum Flavium” taken from the name of the imperial Flavia family under which work was begun and finished. In the year 72 BC, the Emperor Vespasian began the work that was completed in the year 80 AD by Tito, his son. At the end of the work, its inauguration was celebrated with extraordinary games and fights that lasted 100 days.

The history of the Colosseum is an exciting story and you can learn more by looking at the topics that most interest you and starting your journey with the article that captures you the most. However I will point out a first logical sequence, just so you can get a good idea of how things went from the beginning.