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Colosseum : Quiz – History – Facts

Know-It-All

Exploring the Colosseum 

  • What was the original name of the Colosseum ? = Flavian Amphitheatre
  • What ancient civilization built the Colosseum ? = Ancient Rome
  • Who designed the Colosseum ? = Vespasian and Titus
  • Where is the Colosseum located ? = Province of Rome, Italy
  • Where did the Colosseum get its name ? = From the large statue of Nero that stood nearby.
  • When was the Colosseum built ? = 70 AD
  • Why was the Colosseum created ? = To enjoy gladiatorial combats and entertainment.
  • How many people could the Colosseum hold ? = 50,000 – 90,000
  • In what year did the emperor inaugurate the Colosseum ? = 80 AD
  • What was the hypogeum ? = A series of passages underneath the floor of the Colosseum.

Colosseum

Colosseum Ancient Rome

Colosseum Interior

Colosseum-c.320-AD-and-today

Colosseum & Colossus Nero

Colosseum Plan

Vespasian and Titus - Flavia Dinasty

Colosseum History

Colosseum Facts

Colosseum Aerial View

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