"In Rome I saw the Forum and I saw the Colosseum"
The Forum, Rome
Creative Commons AttributionThe Forum, Rome - Credit: Elliott Brown, Flickr

The Forum was the marketplace of ancient Rome and the focal point of its public activities.

The Colosseum is a ruined amphitheatre situated to the east of the Forum. It was completed in 80AD and became the site of many public events including gladiatorial contests, executions and theatrical performances.

 

Interior of the Coliseum
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeInterior of the Coliseum - Credit: kperkins14, Flickr

 

 

 

Exterior of the Coliseum
Creative Commons AttributionExterior of the Coliseum - Credit: Jorge Andrade, Flickr