Colosseum live camView of the Colosseum and the Imperial Fora of Ancient Rome

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • MEL

    Went to the Colosseum last week, amazing.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    7sep18--Emperor Vespasian in 0072 began construction, and The Colosseum was completed in 0080 under his successor and heir, Titus. Nineteen hundred and thirty-eight years ago. Nearing two thousand years ago. The Colosseum could hold an average audience of 65,000. Massivly huge , respected , inspected, studied , copied , used for 1,000 years with earthquakes ending its use, then re-use of the travertine left the ruins. *a road encircled The Colosseum my first visit in the early 70's, four of us on 125cc (small) Harley Davidson's, looped it three times , just so we would remember* - ha. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • valdir d.a.

    06/09/2018 - 15 h - De itatiba, sp- Brasil - admirando o Coliseu ao vivo e ouvindo turistas brasileiros falando .

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • MEL

    I was walking round the Colosseum two days ago,it was amazing !

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    4sep18--The Colosseum, is the largest building in the world constructed mostly of travertine.
    Quarried in Tivoli the travertine was transported 20 miles to Rome. EnJoy EnJoy

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • Mel

    I absolutely love this place .

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Mel

    Lovely walking round here when it’s all lit up at night !

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    • 1 month ago
    • Paul

    What a wonderful view of the colosseum as the evening sets in!

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    • 1 month ago
    • Márcia Marquezini

    GENOVA - Our feelings to all Italians, it was a tragedy, it serves as an alert for the whole world, "Keep the bridges in maintenance", receive our condolences, feel embraced by us Brazilians - Greetings - BRAZIL.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Patti

    Guagua...bastante ruido de autos y frente aquí .simplemente a disfrutar de todgo!.
    Saludos dede Chile

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    • 3 months ago
    • Jetzen

    A marvelous multitude of various birds are heralding the dawning of a new Roman day in a most enchanting chorus this Sunday morning of 24th of June, 2018! :-)

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    • 3 months ago
    • Anne

    Beautiful scene tonight the colours are magnificent

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    • 3 months ago
    • %arc

    Waow 336 online on 06/06 15:38 local,to see the cam covered ... unbelievable

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    • 3 months ago
    • %arc

    Amazing to see there are actually 164 peoples online watching the cam being obscured by some clothe cover...

Colosseum

In 2007, a new list of seven natural wonders for the modern world was announced and it was officially included, in 1980 it was added as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the Colosseum (also known as Coliseum) or Amphitheatrum Flavium, the largest, the most imposing and the best preserved amphitheatre of Ancient Rome, the emblem of Italy in the world.

The site chosen for its construction was previously occupied by the grandiose Nero's area including his Domus Aurea; works began under the emperor Vespasian in around 70-72 AD and were completed in 80 AD under his son Titus, the inauguration games even lasted for one hundred days; over the centuries the Colosseum has suffered different and extensive kind of damages (fires, earthquakes, neglect and so on...) so that it was frequently under restoration works; as symbol of the empire, its name seems to have come from the Nero's giant bronze statue nearby, named after the Colossus of Rhodes; even today it's huge size is still impressive: a capacity of 70000 spectators, a circonference of 527 m., the central arena is 86 m. long and 54 m. wide, a surface of 3.357 m² and a height of 57 m., 4 floors (the first three floors are enriched by outer arcades framed by half-columns while the forth floor, the attic, is decorated with flat composite lesenes); its architectural lines and the monumental construction clearly express the features of the first imperial Rome.

As a grand political gesture, the Colosseum was firstly designed to shore up Vespasian's regime, a pleasure palace for the people would have increased their approval, moreover it was used to host gladiatorial games, public spectacles and a variety of other events, anyway it was ensured that the action was in everybody's view; all seats were divided into five horizontal sections (maeniana) to keep different classes of spectators separate, the best seats went to the élite while plebeians and poors had their own sections and watched the games from a distance, at the same time about one hundred sailors from the naval fleet stationed nearby, raised and lowered an enormous linen awning known as the velarium above the monument to protect the seating area from sun and rain; the Colosseum continued to delight for many centuries, but with the fall of the Roman Empire it had went into decline and was abandoned to the homeless, animals and wild flowers until the beginning of the 14th century when Henry VII gave the Colosseum to the Senate and the Roman people; after a period of stability the monument suffered severe damage from a great number of natural disasters, as a result a large part of materials was even stolen for the construction of other buildings, Palazzo Barberini is worth a mention; a big change appeared in 1744 when Pope Benedict XIV declared the Colosseum a national monument as sacred spot where for centuries Christian martyrs were savagely killed, he was the one who built the stations of the Via Crucis by placing a big cross made of burning torches; since the consecration by Pope Benedict XIV many restoration projects have been initiated and the Colosseum was venerated by a moltitude of Christians, its grandeur and historical significance are admired today by millions of fascinated visitors from all over the world.

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