|Digital ID: ppmsc 06601 Source: digital file from original. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-06601 (digital file from original) , LC-USZ62-94156 (b&w copy negative) , LC-USZC4-10683 (color film copy transparency)|
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TITLE: [Exterior of the Coliseum, Rome, Italy] CALL NUMBER: LOT 13434, no. 173 [item] [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ppmsc-06601 (digital file from original) LC-USZ62-94156 (b&w copy negative) LC-USZC4-10683 (color film copy transparency) No known restrictions on reproduction.
MEDIUM: 1 photomechanical print : photochrom, color. CREATED, PUBLISHED: [between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900]. NOTES: Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J--foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "6782". Forms part of: Views of architecture and other sites in Italy in the Photochrom print collection.
PART OF: Views of architecture and other sites in Italy. REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original) ppmsc 06601 hdl.loc.gov/ppmsc.06601, (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3b40327 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3b40327, (color film copy transparency) cph 3g10683 hdl.loc.gov/cph.3g10683 CARD #: 2001700941
Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ppmsc-06601]
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Colosseum From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Colosseum or Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an eliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering.
Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign.
Originally capable of seating around 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum 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 6th century — well after the traditional date of the fall of Rome in 476. As well as the traditional gladiatorial games, many other public spectacles were held there, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology.
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.
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