To the 1st century BC was created in Rome a building to house the struggles of gladiators, the amphitheatre, which was built in all major cities of the Empire. The Flavian ampitheatre or Colosseum, was the largest all them and one of the largest built in the old construction and structure of the origin of the amphitheatres Colosseum: until the time of Julio Cesar, tas struggles of gladiators and similar held in circuses or in removable structures built for the purpose. Curio was young, around 52 BC, who is credited with the idea to build two theatres of wood of the same size, townhouses by the vertices of their curves and mounted on two axles. These structures could turn on such axles and stay United Front by front, so that the two hemicycles to form an immense oval, partitions of two theatres scenarios could be removed to form a unique sand. In the time of Augustus, rose is the first? double you, stone from Rome: was erected South of the Champ de Mars, in 29 BC by Cayo Estatilio Taurus. When it was destroyed in 64 d.
C. by fire Flavio rose Colosseum or amphitheatre to replace it. The largest building in Rome: the works were initiated towards the year 2nd, the first year of the reign of Emperor Vaspasiano and ended up in the Tito, in 1980, when it was officially opened in a ceremony that included ten days of games. Around A.d. 82 Domiciciano completed the structure by adding an upper deck.
The former Lake area of the Domus Aurea of Nero, which was dried up toward the Tiber by a culvert was chosen for its location. It owes its name precisely to its proximity to a colossal statue of Nero. It was built in a short period of time that put to the test organizational capacity of the masters of works that have imposed a system of multiple shifts, the prefabrication of certain elements and modular construction, with the help of a complex machinery and one, skilled labor.