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The Colosseum is an ancient amphitheatre in Rome, Italy. Construction began in 70 AD, and was completed in 80 AD. The Colosseum is built of concrete and stone, and is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering.
It is the largest amphitheatre in the world; it could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. It was the scene of combat between gladiators, mock sea battles, pageants of mythology, and later the site of Christian executions.
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