Arena Rome is derived from the idea of the Emperor Vespasian, Titus started the year 80 AD and finished under Domitian empire. Placed on marshy land between the Esquiline and Caelian hill, the Colosseum is the first fixed arena to be built in Rome.
Massive scale, grandeur and practical mechanism, effective in creating impressive sight and control huge crowds turned Colosseum one of the great architectural works of the Roman ancient.
Arena is an elliptic shaped structure with ranges giant stairs used as seating for 50,000 spectators, around a central court and elliptic shape. Below the wooden floor of the arena is a system of rooms and complex passages for wild animals and the equipment serving the bloody performances. 80 walls radiate from the central area, the creation of walkways, stairs and row seating.
Colosseum was designed to accommodate 50,000 people, and up to around 80 entrances to the audience can come and go easily, quickly. Overall height is about 48.5 m project, equivalent to a 12-15 storey buildings.
Inside the Roman arena
The Romans were free to enjoy the game in the Roman arena. It is considered to be rewards for citizens who attended the big party of the wealthy class and famous. Emperor and nobility organizational requirements match the need to attract the attention of his subjects. Glued to the bloody performances, the Romans would forgotten more important issues.
Initially, the game was held in the name of the gods, we must comply with the law and is regarded as a religious ceremony. The next time you see the elite could profit from the blood shed at the Colosseum, holiness has been forgotten.Some buildings have 1,920 years old, underwent numerous earthquakes and stone piracy, remains a fascinating sights. Ancient wonders, but was elected to the seven new wonders of the world, July 7, 2007, that is the Colosseum of Rome, Italy.
Starting from an idea of the architect Robert Adam, Emperor Vespasian built the arena, began in 72 AD, completed in 80. In a valley with a canal flowing through, between three hills of the famous seven hills of Italy is Caeli- Esquiline – Platine.
Arena Rome is an elliptic shaped structure with ranges giant stairs used as seating for 50,000 spectators, around a central court and elliptic shape. Below the wooden floor of the arena is a system of rooms and complex passages for wild animals and the equipment serving the bloody performances. 80 walls radiate from the central area, the creation of walkways, stairs and row seating.Buildings 300 thousand m3 using special stone called travertine with 300 tons of iron clamps linked together hold ice for 80 walls dividing the stadium and auditorium. The dome above the ground floor for 80 doors, before each exit are numbered, so that the audience easily find seats. The original auditorium accommodate 50 thousand spectators, then rose to 55 thousand viewers.
Outside the dome with three steps both large and systematic column up and down stairs, stair systems interwoven through the auditorium. The basement is built solidly with horizontal and vertical entrance infected cui, for actors and restraining animals waiting to play or theatrical performances. In front of the arena is a square with a tower stand overlooking the artificial bay.
Arena Rome still have many things to be considered a mystery. Firstly, in addition to 300 thousand m3 of rock using strange, there is homemade brick called “Brickfaced”, from professionals in architecture called “missed”, ie a kind of brick made of special clay for tiles wall. Ceramic works by exposing yourself to homemade colors and design desired tile pattern designer.Secondly ingenious design where 80 gate arches, so that each spectator can escape quickly out within a few minutes between the crowds and incidents. Concerning second mysterious mystery Tuesday, “where the welcome of death”, the gladiator to greet others here have only the thumb on the left chest, a symbol of sword stab to the heart, either playing with wooden swords.
Monumental architecture, space giant arena. Ability to organize, perform and control the large crowd. Worthy Colosseum is one of the great architecture of ancient times.