The Seven Wonders

Of The World

chichen itza and great wall picture

The Colosseum - Rome

Photo of The Colosseum

Colosseum is the most impressive wonders of the world even today, in a world of hugely skyscrapers the Colosseum stands out for its glorious but troubling monument to Roman imperial power and cruelty. "Romans for centuries cold-bloodedly killed literally thousands of people whom they saw as criminals, as well as professional fighters and animals". "The Colosseum was opened in AD 80 by Vespasian's son and successor, Titus. Given the scale of the enterprise it was built remarkably quickly. And given the site, in a valley where there was previously a lake, it had to be planned carefully". (www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/colosseum_01.shtml