Highlights: The Colosseum is located at the lower end of the Roman Forum and is a landmark building in Rome. It was a place where gladiators fought for their lives, prisoners fought with hungry lions, and a great symbol of eternal Rome. Colosseum History The Colosseum was built on the original site of the splendid DumusAurea and was completed in AD 80. But with the decline of the Roman Empire in the 6th century AD, the Colosseum was gradually abandoned and overgrown. In the following years, the Colosseum was damaged by earthquakes many times, and it even became a source of stone and marble for builders. The Colosseum that is now presented to people has only the incomplete skeleton, but it can still glimpse the style of the day. From the outside, the Colosseum has four floors (including the underground), and only part of the ground floor and the second floor are currently open. On the first floor, you can clearly see the labyrinth-like buildings in the center of the Colosseum. The basements that used to be the Colosseum housed the beasts and gladiators who were going to duel. If you want to see the underground part up close, you need to be led by a guide. visit. The entire outer wall of the Colosseum is made of limestone, and each floor has 80 arches (vormitori), which can allow spectators to enter and take their seats quickly. The depressions on the second and third floors were once filled with marble statues. The top of the wall is dotted with windows and slender Corinthian pilasters, and there are 240 pilasters to support the canvas canopy that covers the Colosseum. These canvas canopies, which shield the audience from the scorching sun and sun, are now invisible. On the second floor, you can clearly see the internal structure of the entire Colosseum. You can clearly see that the entire interior of the Colosseum is divided into three parts: the arena, the auditorium and the podium. The arena had a sand-covered wooden floor to prevent the gladiators from falling and to absorb the blood that shed. The arena can also be flooded with water for simulated naval battles. The traps on the field lead to the basement and the tunnel below the arena. Animals in cages awaiting combat are lifted by a pulley mechanism and transported into the arena. The audience seats (cavea) are divided into three levels: the knights sit on the lower level, the wealthy citizens sit in the middle, and the commoners sit on the upper level. The slope in the stands is very large, so that the audience in each stand can clearly see the performance. The steps are relatively steep, so pay attention to safety when visiting. The passageway inside the stands is wide enough for two cars to be driven side by side. The podium is a wide terrace between the auditorium and the arena, reserved for monarchs, parliamentarians and important personalities. Most of the third and fourth floors of the Colosseum have collapsed, and the upper walls are decorated with small windows. Don't rush out at the end of the visit. There is a museum on the second floor of the Colosseum, which displays some of the statues and replicas preserved in the Colosseum. In addition, you can also see the restored model of the Colosseum, and you want to know more about it. Don't miss out on the history of the Colosseum. Viewing at night, the Colosseum under different lights of the day shows different tones, which is very beautiful. At present, night lights are installed in the Colosseum, which makes the Colosseum at night extraordinarily beautiful. Friends who like photography should not Forget about shooting at night. You can also choose to visit the Colosseum at night with a guided tour. Opposite the Colosseum is Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. You can also visit if you are interested.