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Colosseum wheelchair accessible tours, it is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering.
The Colosseum wheelchair accessible tours, is an elliptical amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome.
Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian.
It was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign ( 81–96 ).
The name Flavian Amphitheater derives from both Vespasian's and Titus' family name ( Flavius, from the gens Flavia ).
Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum wheelchair accessible tours, was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.
It remained in use for nearly 500 years with the last recorded games being held there as late as the VI century.
As well as the traditional gladiatorial games, many other public spectacles were held there.
Mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on classical mythology.
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The building eventually ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era.
It was later reused for such varied purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry and a Christian shrine.
Has long been seen as an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome.
Colosseum wheelchair accessible tours today it is one of modern Rome's most popular tourist attractions and still has close connections with the Roman Catholic Church.
Each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit "Way of the Cross" procession to the amphitheater.
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