Colosseum on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
The Colosseum is a magnificent amphitheatre in Rome that is majorly in ruins nowadays. However, even today, this amphitheatre holds a special place in the heart of every Roman. This fabulous building can be seen on this acrylic fridge magnet and words "Colosseo", "Romo", "Italia" are written on the magnet too. It is a nice souvenir of the Colosseum and is stocked at world-wide-gifts.com. So if you ever get a chance to visit Rome, do grab this lovely acrylic fridge magnet in black and white as a keepsake of your trip.
Exciting History of the Colosseum in Rome
The Colosseum was originally called the Flavian Amphitheatre as the founder of Flavian Dynasty- Emperor Vespasian created it. Almost 2000 years have passed since its construction, still the Colosseum stands beautifully; though it has experienced devastations but its basic foundations are still intact deep inside the ground. Over fifty thousand people could be seated in it and around ten thousand could easily stand in it; hundreds of people could easily enter it at the same time courtesy of its eighty entrances. It took around ten years to establish this massive structure and all its architects have done a remarkable job on it.
Events Held in the Colosseum
Games, political and various social events were held in the Colosseum in the past but now it mainly serves as a tourist attraction of Rome. "Venationes" and "Munerae" were two of the most popular games played in the Colosseum. Munerae were gladiatorial games and Venationes were hunting games. Gladiators used to fight with fierce and dangerous lions, tigers and numerous other ferocious beasts; this game used to entertain people a lot.