The construction of Rome’s Colosseum was completed in 82 A.D. during the Flavian dynasty. It was originally named as the Flavian Amphitheatre as a result and is the largest amphitheatre in the world.
Bright coloured walls
According to archaeologists, the walls were painted in bright colours with equally brightly coloured paintings hung on the hallways. Gladiators and attendees during the events scribbled graffiti all over the walls; which were also part of the artwork on the hallway.
Not every battle ended in death
Strange but true! Despite the portrayal of the battles by Hollywood, some gladiators did not kill their opponents and some were even pardoned!
One of the dark sides of Roman history stems in the heart of the Colosseum where it was found that during the battles where humans and animals fought each other to death. One particular battle in 169 B.C. resulted in the murder of 63 leopards and lions, 40 bears and a large number of elephants.
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