The largest of its type in the Roman world, the Flavius amphitheatre, opened by Titus Flavius Vespasianus in 80 A.D, is the most famous monument in Rome and is known as the “Colosseum” or “Coliseum”.

Originally covered in Travertine stone slabs, the Colosseum would have been a beautiful structure in white. Three-fifths of the outer surrounding brick wall are now missing having been plundered to build some of the most beautiful buildings of Rome.


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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 6 years ago

    wow tom a great capture and fascinating history of this amazing place

    brilliant work

  • Thanks Maggie, it is a wonderful place to visit, even better inside …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 6 years ago

    Another super shot & comprehensive history leson Tom!!

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 6 years ago

    a beautiful capture Tom.x

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 6 years ago


  • Dave Law
    Dave Lawalmost 6 years ago

    Great capture Tom, very interesting narrative.

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 6 years ago

    wow so ancient and yest still here somewhat! wonderful shot

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    very good angle

  • handprintz
    handprintzalmost 6 years ago

    Great colours and history Tom

  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely shot Tom.

  • skywatcher
    skywatcheralmost 6 years ago

    good shot Tom

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