Ancient Wonders: The Colosseum

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As this blog post has been delayed because I took a trip to Rome, I thought it only fair I return to writing with a Rome-themed post, and as the Colosseum is so emblematic of Rome and the Roman Empire, I thought it fitting. The Colosseum fits my theme of “Ancient Wonders” as although it wasn’t on any of the Ancient travel lists to make it into one of the Seven Wonders, it is certainly a beautiful piece of architecture, and one that has lasted the test of time.

Rome 2017 069Photograph my own.

Located near to the old Roman Forum, construction on the Colosseum began in 72 AD under the Emperor Vespasian, and was completed in 80 AD by his heir, Titus. Vespasian planned the Colosseum to be a gift to the Roman people, as it was on land that the hated Emperor Nero had built an enormous palace for himself…

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