The Colosseum

Gladiators, animal hunts, and executions: learn about the Colosseum, a monumental gift to the Roman people.


Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheater, or Amphitheatrum Flavium), c. 70-80 C.E., Rome. This video was produced in cooperation with our partners at Context Travel. Cover photo by Julia Avra Ugoretz. Views of the Colosseum were taken from the Rome Reborn model of ancient Rome with the permission of The Rome Reborn Project. The model is copyright 2004 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. This video illustrates the latest version of the model (2.1), which was created from January to May, 2010.

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Cite this page as: Valentina Follo, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "The Colosseum," in Smarthistory, November 18, 2015, accessed July 14, 2020,