Be Sure To Make Your Presence Felt At The Colosseum For A Blend Of History And Gladiators
The kings of the Flavian dynasty used the Colosseum for hosting gladiator fights, wild animal hunts and public executions . The huge ellipsoid amphitheatre was built during the Vespasian and Titus and Domitian era between 72-96 AD. The foundations of the structure extend to six metes below the earth in order to avoid damage resulting from an earthquake. It was built as part of a program by the Vespasian kings of restoring the lost glory of the Roman empire.
The amphitheater had at least 80 openings. Only 76 of these were used for commercial sightings by the layman. Tickets were sold for occupying a seat in the amphitheater after entering any of these gates. While two gates were reserved for gladiators, one was for the survivors of the fighting experience, and the final gate was used only by the Emperor.
The well of the arena was also exclusively prepared for the event. Different trees and rocks decorated the well to make it look like real life situations where animals were hunted. There were special underground elevators or lifts meant to introduce animals into the arena all of a sudden.
The games staged in the amphitheater provided an opportunity to the layman to get a whiff of their rulers. The latter made it a point to be present during these games even though they lacked interest in any of the activities. These games were aimed at entertaining the masses rather than terrifying them with death. The games also served as a display of the wealth and power of the emperor.