Historic Rome: Day Four - The Colosseum, Rome - Carnaby Snaps
The Colosseum, the largest standing ancient amphitheatre ever built and still standing today (AD 70–80; 1941 years ago as from 2021) - The Colosseum
The partially intact outer wall and the intact inner wall of the Colosseum - The Colosseum
At first I thought these were bullet holes from the World Wars but then I found out thousands of holes were made by workers pilfering the iron for use in creation of other structures or for weaponry during the time of the ancient Roman Empire when the population of the city dramatically declined - The Colosseum
Figured Corinthian capital with Gorgon late 1st-2nd century - The Colosseum
Fragmentary female statue - The Colosseum
Information plaque on the interior layout for the spectators of the Colosseum, coincides with the nest two photos - The Colosseum
Illustration of the tier system of seating for the Colosseum spectators - The Colosseum
Illustration of the rowdy crowds of Colosseum spectators - The Colosseum
Information plaque on the following photo of marble architrave - The Colosseum
Marble architrave with Roman inscription - The Colosseum
Decorative balustrade that prevented spectators from falling down the stairs in the seating area - The Colosseum
Counterweights for freight elevators from the underground levels - The Colosseum
Cutaway diagram of the Colosseum - The Colosseum
As this diagram shows the velarium which is Latin for awning was used to provide shade and cover for the Colosseum - The Colosseum
Many artists have visualised what happened to the Colosseum after it's decline and this piece called Mirabilia Urbis depicts it as a fantasy medieval site - The Colosseum
Information plaque about the following photo and the baronial Frangipane family that settled into the Colosseum c. 1130 - The Colosseum
The Colosseum after the baronial Frangipane family had moved in - The Colosseum
American tanks parade alongside the Colosseum after the liberation of Rome, 5th June 1944 - The Colosseum
Walking along the corridors of the seating area in the Colosseum - The Colosseum
Overview of the interior of the Colosseum - The Colosseum
Looking in the center of this photo you can see how the arena was raised above the basement floor which was packed with slaves, gladiators & animals - The Colosseum
A view of the arches where once seating would be - The Colosseum
These white marbled seats where reserved for senators and boxes on North & South ends where for the Emperor & Vestal Virgins with the best views of the arena - The Colosseum
The Arch of Constantine, a triumphal arch in Rome dedicated to the emperor Constantine the Great - The Colosseum
Sun setting over the interior of the Colosseum - The Colosseum
The moon shines over the exterior of the Colosseum at night - The Colosseum
The Colosseum as seen at night - The Colosseum
Trajan's Column c. AD 107-113 commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars - The Colosseum