The colosseum is located in piazza del colosseo Rome, Italy. Inside, the Colosseum had seating for more than 50,000 people, who may have been arranged according to social ranking but were most likely packed into the space.
The main purpose of the Coliseum was to provide a grand amphitheater where the people of Rome could go for various forms of public entertainment, including gladiatorial combats and fights between wild animals. It was a gift from Emperor Vespasian to the Roman people.
Colosseum was built around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people and was very famous in that time. The Colosseum is still seen today half built.
After four centuries of active use, the magnificent arena fell into neglect, and up until the 18th century it was used as a source of building materials. Though two-thirds of the original Colosseum has been destroyed over time.
Measuring some 620 by 513 feet, the Colosseum was the largest amphitheater in the Roman world. Unlike many earlier amphitheaters, which had been dug into hillsides to provide support, the Colosseum was a freestanding structure made of stone and concrete.