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  • The Colosseum or, The Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire.
  • The name since medieval times of the Amphitheatrum Flavium, a vast amphitheater in Rome, begun by Vespasian 75. It held 50,000 spectators, its sections connected by an elaborate network of stairs, and was the scene of various kinds of combat
  • a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
  • Colosseum is a British progressive jazz-rock band formed in 1968 by drummer Jon Hiseman, tenor sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith and bass player Tony Reeves, who had previously worked together in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers on the Bare Wires album.
  • A code word representing the letter H, used in radio communication
  • An establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists
  • Hotel is a dimensional real estate game created by Milton Bradley in 1986. It is similar to Square Mile and Prize Property. In Hotel the players are building resort hotels and attempting to drive their competitors into bankruptcy.
  • HOTELS (ISSN-1047-2975) is a trade publication serving the information needs of the worldwide hospitality industry.
  • (hotel) a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
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The Colosseum (Wonders of the World)
The Colosseum (Wonders of the World)
Read the Bldg Blog interview with Mary Beard about the Wonders of the World series (Part I and Part II)
Byron and Hitler were equally entranced by Rome's most famous monument, the Colosseum. Mid-Victorians admired the hundreds of varieties of flowers in its crannies and occasionally shuddered at its reputation for contagion, danger, and sexual temptation. Today it is the highlight of a tour of Italy for more than three million visitors a year, a concert arena for the likes of Paul McCartney, and a national symbol of opposition to the death penalty. Its ancient history is chockfull of romantic but erroneous myths. There is no evidence that any gladiator ever said "Hail Caesar, those about to die..." and we know of not one single Christian martyr who met his finish here.
Yet the reality is much stranger than the legend as the authors, two prominent classical historians, explain in this absorbing account. We learn the details of how the arena was built and at what cost; we are introduced to the emperors who sometimes fought in gladiatorial games staged at the Colosseum; and we take measure of the audience who reveled in, or opposed, these games. The authors also trace the strange afterlife of the monument--as fortress, shrine of martyrs, church, and glue factory. Why are we so fascinated with this arena of death?

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Roma's Colosseum
Roma's Colosseum
I took this when in Roma in a hurry on an unplanned stop in Rome. After visiting our daughter and her family in Lecce and heading home for Christmas, our flight was delayed in Rome. The airlines put us up and the hotel included a shuttle bus to the towns historic center. As it was the day before Christmas Eve, the town was lit for the holiday. I took this as I crossed the street in city traffic. It turned out to be a lucky shot! Let me know if you like! FY!: The Colosseum is probably the most famous landmark in Rome. Built in the 1st century AD, this great arena could seat 45,000 spectators and was the largest Roman amphitheater in the world.It hosted gladiatorial combats, spectacles with wild beasts and the execution of early Christians. Throughout the Middle Ages, the Colosseum was believed to be a place of martyrdom and was therefore regarded as a sacred place.Pope Benedict XVI has led traditional processions around the Colosseum in Rome as part of Catholic Good Friday rituals in past years. Also called Stations of the Cross, the candle-lit procession has been led around the city's ancient Roman amphitheatre recalling Jesus Christ's suffering and death by crucifixion. In the earthquake this first week in April, damage to monuments was reported as far as Rome, with minor cracks at the thermal baths built in the 3rd century . Though not a major tourist destination like Rome, Venice or Florence, L'Aquila boasts ancient fortifications and tombs of saints. L'Aquila, capital of the Abruzzo region, was near the epicenter of the earthquake. about 70 miles northeast of Rome. I chose to make public today my Colosseum photo that I took Dec. 23, 2008, in memory to those that were lost in the Italy's earthquake this week so bring thought and prayer to those that have lost loved ones there. Thank you for taking the time to look and read.
Rome Walks, April 7-8, 2008
Rome Walks, April 7-8, 2008
Enlarge, please. On April 7, Karen, Aaron, and John did this counter-clockwise loop in less than 3 hours from Teatro di Marcello (lower center) to Capitol(ine) Hill (Campidoglio), where we looked at Roman Forum, then walked to Trajan's Forum and Column with view to Victor Emmanuel Monument. Then headed west to Gesu Church, Area Sacra, north to Pantheon, St. Marie over Minerva, then west to Piazza Navona, and onward to St. Angelo Castle across the Tiber River, returning back via Campo di Fiori to ruins at Teatro di Marcello again. On April 8, we first visited the Vatican and St. Peter's just off the map to the left of the big bend in the Tiber River (see separate photo Set). We then drove to the Colosseum (just off map at lower right, near Arch of Constantine), visited those, then explored the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (yellow area), and walked north on the little streets west of Via del Corso (main N-S drag) eventually to Augustus' Mausoleum and Spanish Steps (upper center). We returned on foot back south via the streets east of Via del Corso, visiting Trevi Fountain along the way, eventually arriving at the Teatro di Marcello (bottom) for a bus ride to the hotel.

hotels near the colosseum
hotels near the colosseum
The Complete Reunion Concert Cologne 1994
In spite of Jon Hiseman's reluctance to reform Colosseum, in the early nineties the spate of band reissues generated new interest in the band. Whilst on tour in Germany, Hiseman was encouraged to rethink, & a debut reunion concert was arranged at the Freiburg Zelt-Musik-Festival in June 1994. Original band members Chris Farlowe (vocals), Dick Heckstall-Smith (saxes), Clem Clempson (guitars), Dave Greenslade (keyboards) were joined by Mark Clarke (vocals). This DVD features the entire second concert of that first reunion after some 23 years, & as a bonus there is a 90-minute 'Story Of' documentary. NTSC/Region 0. Angel Air. 2004.