Colosseum and Arch of Constantine

The construction of the Colosseum began in 72 AD with the Emperor Vespasian and endedin 80 AD with the Emperor Titus.

After its construction, the Colosseum became the largest Roman amphitheater with its 118meters in length, 156 meters in width and 57 meters in height.

In the basement of the Colosseum, service areas (hypogeum) were built, divided into a large central passage along the major axis and twelve corridors arranged symmetrically on both sides. Here were the elevators that allowed the ascent during the fighting.

The Colosseum is today the symbol of Rome in the world and has beendeclared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World becoming a historical and archaeological theater able to remind us of the greatness and majesty of the Roman Empire.

The Arch of Constantine was built in 315 AD and is a triumphal arch that celebrates the victory of Constantine over Maxentius during the battle of Ponte Milvio.

The Arch of Constantine is located along the road traveled to celebrate the triumphs of ancient Rome and consists of three arches, a central one wider than the others, and four Corinthian columns set on the walls. The monument was dedicated to the Emperor Constantineon the occasion of the ten years of the Empire, the anniversary of the ten years of power, and the inscription located above the central arch testifies to this. 

On the Arch there are various representations and sculptures depicting the Victories, river divinities and other allegorical figures.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top
error: Content is protected !!