The Colosseum or “Roman Coliseum” is the most famous Amphitheatre built during the Roman Empire. Originally known as Flavian Amphitheatre, the Colosseum was capable of seating up to 70,000 spectators and was used for public and free shows. The massive building project was begun around 70 AD by Emperor Vespasian . Additions were made by Vespasian’s son, Titus, who inaugurated the Colosseum in 80 AD.
Audio Guide: The Colosseum