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The Colosseum
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The Colosseum was the sports stadium in ancient Rome. 

The 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 could attend.  

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.  


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