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Colosseo, Roma, Italia

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The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium; Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo) is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone, it was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. It is the largest amphitheatre in the world. The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in 70 AD,and was completed in 80 AD under his successor and heir Titus. Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (81–96). These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for its association with their family name (Flavius). The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, and was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.

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Comments (272)

Klein-Bonsels_je sui… on July 27, 2014

thumbs up!!! :-), l, f, marc.

Dr.Azzouqa on August 2, 2014

Excellent composition.


Best wishes from Jordan.


Jan Sognnes on September 3, 2014

Fantastic view of Colosseum! Brilliant capture!

Like & Favorite

Greetings, Jan

Edison McCullen on September 25, 2014

Sumptuous shot of the Coliseum ! And I appreciate the wonderful HDR sky too !

L & F

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on October 12, 2014

Wonderful view and great photo. L 167! Thank you for your visit and the kind words.

Best wishes from Budapest, Viktor

Manuel Padilla on December 8, 2014

Fantástico F+L

Augustinas Plikis on December 15, 2014

Beautiful image! Like!

Cek Mt on February 15, 2015

great picture, 1 like

David Guruli on April 29, 2015

Thank you, very much dear friends, for likes, fav`s, comments and wishes. Best wishes, David.

Heinz Weber on May 8, 2015

Spectaculair. Picture from this historical place. Great . Like.,and Favorite. Greetings Heinz.

Jack Tol on May 10, 2015

Wonderful impressionshot of the colosseum' I've once made this panoramapicture) a bit to the right from where you stood while making this shot.



David Guruli on December 22, 2015

Hello my dear Panoramio friends.
Thank you very much for your visits to my gallery, for your “likes” and “favorites”.
Best regards from Georgia, David.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 27, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by David Guruli
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Taken on 2011/07/26 14:50:34
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.50 EV
    • No flash