Trivia Crack Answer: The Colosseum
About The Colosseum is not one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Though obviously a great wonder of the ancient and modern world, the Roman Colosseum is in fact not included as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World only include the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (otherwise known as the Mausoleum of Mausolus), The Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The Colosseum, otherwise known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an amphitheater of elliptical shape, located in the center of the city of Rome in Italy. The Colosseum is thought of as the greatest achievement of Roman engineering and architecture. It was built of concrete and stone in 80 AD after ten years of construction. It was known to hold somewhere between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. Events held in the Colosseum varied between mock sea battles, animal hunts, human execution by animals, animal execution, we-enactments of famous battles, gladiatorial contests, and dramas of Classical mythology. The sites popularity waned and ended its grand hosting during the early medieval era, and from then on was used for workshops, religious gatherings, housing and even as a fortress. Though still in existence today, its has endured much damage from historical earthquakes and various stone-robbers throughout the years.