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  1. Introduction
  2. Identity information
  3. Specific circumstances of the building
  4. Site
  5. Design
  6. Construction
  7. Historic style, reception and relevance
  8. Personal assessment
  9. End notes

The Colosseum is one of the most famous buildings that are visited by millions every year. It was used for many events, and the most famous was the popular gladiator fights. It is a very complex building with high architectural methods used to build it. The exterior and the interior of the Colosseum have unique elements that serve the style and function of it. The building has been reconstructed and improved slightly to preserve it until today.

[...] Site: The Colosseum was built in the center of the city of Rome, it is located on a ?marshy land between the Esquiline and Caelian Hills, it was the first permanent amphitheater to be built in Rome.? The area where the Colosseum stands today was once an artificial lake known as Stangum at the place Nero stayed. After a huge fire hit the city of Rome, the Golden House of Nero was destroyed, and the Colosseum was built over that site later on. [...]


[...] List of Illustration Sources: [Cover] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Colosseum_at_night.jpg http://data.greatbuildings.com/gbc/images/cid_colosseum_km_001.jpg http://static.sxc.hu/n/ns/nsoup/590272_86407873.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/43/Colosseum_gladiator.jpg http://www.fuhsd.net/schools/fhs/teachers/lzastrow/images/Ancient%20Rome/ Rome%20Colosseu m%20aerial%20view.jpg [5]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8c/Roman_Colosse um_With_Moon.jp g/800px-Roman_Colosseum_With_Moon.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/Colosseum_from_behind. jpg http://data.greatbuildings.com/gbc/images/cid_aj1296_b.jpg http://data.greatbuildings.com/gbc/images/cid_aj1297_b.jpg http://data.greatbuildings.com/gbc/images/cid_aj1298_b.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Colosseum-profilelatin.png http://data.greatbuildings.com/gbc/images/cid_aj1301_b.jpg http://data.greatbuildings.com/gbc/images/cid_aj1303_b.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Kolosseumbannen.jpg Frank Sear, Roman Architecture (1998), page 136, Figure 78. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/JeanLeon_Gerome_Pollice_Verso.jpg http://apolyton.net/ron/factsheets/images/wonders/colosseum.gif Bibliography: Books: Young, Gayle. "On Italy's passionate opposition to death penalty", CNN.com, CNN, February Retrieved on August Bomgardner, D. L. (David Lee), 1951-London : Routledge "The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre", Chapter 1. Filippo Coarelli, The Colosseum(2001), Page 78-84 Ian Archibald Richmond, Donald Emrys Strong, Janet DeLaine. "Colosseum", [...]

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