Colosseum was the sports stadium in ancient Rome.
definition of a coliseum is any large sports stadium. The Colosseum was
the name of the coliseum in city center ancient Rome. The Colosseum is
also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre.
The Colosseum had seats for about 45,000
people, but if you were not lucky enough to get a seat there was
also a standing section. When full, and it often was, it would
hold 70,000 people.
The Colosseum was the site of most of the
gladiatorial contests. In these contests men fought other men or
wild animals. The Romans eagerly went to the Colosseum to watch
bloody battles. To the Romans seeing someone killed in the
Colosseum was no big deal. Plus, admission was free and anyone
The Colosseum was built of concrete and
stone and is still fairly intact even today. You can go to Rome
and take a tour of the Colosseum. Imagine yourself in the audience
or even as a gladiator in this famous coliseum.
Colosseum (kids, British Museum)