The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy.
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The universally known symbol of Rome! Built between 72 and 82 AD, it could hold up to 50,000 people who came to watch gladiatorial or ferocious beast fights. It will be widely imitated thereafter (Arles, Nimes...).