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The Roman Colosseum The Roman Colosseum now called the Flavian Ampitheater was built between the years 72 AD-80 AD When the Colosseum was finished in 80 AD there was a huge celebration There were many games and sports played that sacrificed many wild animals and men The shows were very disgusting They would have animal hunts in which the gladiators would try and kill the animals Animals would be set to fight against each other The stage manager would make hills forests and even small lakes on the wooden floor There were enough elevators and trap doors under the stage to release one hundred lions at one time The man vs man shows was the bloodiest There were four schools that trained gladiators who would fight each other It was very barbaric In other shows they killed many Christians In some shows they would flood the Colosseum and have small sea battles The Colosseum was built under three Flavian emperors Vespasia Titus Vespasias son and Dominitan Titus nephew Colosseum The Flavian Ampitheater was to hold at least 50000 people The seats were ranked in order of social class For example the Emperor had the best seats and the women had the worst seats The Colosseum had a removable canvas top In order to do this specially trained sailors that were known for their outstanding skills with rigging ships came The large canvas top had a giant hole in the center to admit light There were four main levels in the Ampitheater There were four levels on half of the Colosseum and on the other half there was only 2 levels The ground level containing the columns was Doric According to Websters New World Dictionary Doric is designating or of a classical style of architecture marked by fluted columns with plain capitals The second level is Ionic meaning designating or have a Greek or Roman style of architecture distinguished by ornamental
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