Today’s Photo: Flavian Amphitheater in Rome (The Colosseum)

The Colosseum

Building on the site of the Emperor Nero’s private lake, the construction of the Amphitheatrum Flavium (Flavian Amphitheater) was begun in 72 AD by the Emperor Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus, and was completed 8 years later by his successor, and son, Titus.

Today it is usually referred to as “The Colosseum”–likely referring to the colossal bronze statue of Nero that once stood nearby.

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