The Colosseum is the greatest amphitheatre of the antiquity. The largest ever build amphitheatre and the first permanent amphitheatre of Rome is placed in the center of Rome, in Italy.
Its construction started between 70 and 72 AD, under the emperor Vespasian and was finished under the emperor Titus in 80 AD. Other modifications have been made during the reign of Domitian, between 81 and 96 AD. The original Latin name of the construction is "Amphitheatrum Flavium", deriving form Vespasian's and Titus's family name, Flavius. .
The elliptical amphitheatre is still considered an engineering and architectural wonder and it remains, more then just a symbol of Imperial Rome, one of the most well known archaeological monuments on earth. The Colosseum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy.