Colosseum – the greatest roman amphitheatre, the place for gladiator fights and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome, Italy
Medieval Colosseum

During the Medieval times, the Colosseum suffered some radical changes, becoming a place for religious rituals. A small church was build around 6th century and the arena was converted into a cemetery. 

The great earthquake in 1349 caused great damages to the amphitheatre. The outer south part even collapsed. 

Starting 14th century, the Coloseum became home for a religious order. Many stones coming from the monument were used for other constructions.

Some researchers consider that the Martyrdom of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, took place in the Colosseum.

Medieval Colosseum