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The Colosseum is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Rome, the true symbol of the eternal city. It was included in the list of the Seven New Wonders of the World in 2007. Originally the building was known as Amphitheatrum Flaviam (Flavian Amphitheater). Until the present day, only its skeleton has survived. In times of glory, the Colosseum could accommodate about 60,000 spectators. Admission to the monument is paid.
The Colosseum was built during the reign of Emperor Vespasian in 72-79 AD. In this Roman theater there were gladiatorial battles, wildlife hunts and even battleships. Traditionally, Christians were murdered here, commemorating the cross inside the building. Historians are not in agreement about the truth of this thesis. However, since the middle of the 18th century, the Colosseum has been guarded as a place of martyrdom for the followers of Christ.