The Collosseum

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This world famous Roman landmark is situated in Rome, Italy. The Collosseum was built between 70 and 80 AD. It’s the largest elliptical ampitheatre ever built by the Roman Empire. Back in the day the Collosseum was able to seat 50,000 spectators. 240 mast corbels were positioned around the top of the attic of the Collosseum and originally supported a retractable awning known as the velarium which kept the sun and rain off spectators (and is probably the oldest form of a retractable roof for a stadium-like structure). This photo has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo for the 11th of April 2010 on Running Wolf’s Rant. Watch this space for daily updates in the Babes and Photography section.

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