It won’t be wrong to say that the Colosseum is one of the most important buildings of Rome. Earlier on, the building was known as the Flavian Amphitheater, which was built on an artificial lake from 72 AD to 80 AD. The building was made as a place where the Roman emperors could see the gladiators staging death battles with each other and hunting ferocious animals. The Colosseum was also used as an arena to entertain the people with free games, as the games were considered a sign of prestige and wealth. The emperors made sure that the public was entertained because it increased their popularity. It is said that these games were sometimes held for several days, and the rulers also took part in it. The beautiful building is more than 159 feet high and has around 160 statues on the upper floors. When it was initially built, it could accommodate more than 55,000 spectators, and had around 80 entrances. The Colosseum was covered in velarium, because that provided shade to spectators from the sun. The building might have fallen into ruin, but even the remains are worth a visit. Make sure you visit this beautiful sight whenever you plan a trip to Rome.