Outside the Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Near the Arch of Constantine in Rome, Italy stands the Colosseum, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city.  Construction of the Colosseum was completed in 80 AD under the reign of the Emperor Titus and it was the largest amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire.  Near the Colosseum is the Roman Forum, with the Temple of Venus and Rome closest to the Colosseum itself.  Construction of the Temple of Venus and Rome was completed in the year 141 AD and it is thought to have been the largest temple in ancient Rome.  The Arch of Titus was built in about 82 AD and it stands on the Via Sacra, providing an entrance to the Roman Forum.

The Exterior of the Colosseum

The Exterior of the Colosseum

SOURCE:  The Exterior of the Colosseum (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 10 August 2011.

Colosseum Wall

Colosseum Wall

SOURCE:  Colosseum Wall (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 10 August 2011.

The Temple of Venus and Rome

The Temple of Venus and Rome

SOURCE:  The Temple of Venus and Rome (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 10 August 2011.

The Arch of Titus

The Arch of Titus

SOURCE:  The Arch of Titus (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 10 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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