The Colosseum was designed to hold 50,000 spectators, and it had approximately eighty entrances so crowds could arrive and leave easily and quickly. It was inaugurated in 80 AD.
The Flavian Roman emperors built the Colosseum of Rome for entertaining their subjects with bloody games where Gladiators fought wild beasts.(Quite similar to Russell Crowe in Gladiator).
There is a cross inside the Colosseum which the Pope visits every friday owing to a popular misconception that hundreds of Christians were killed by lions. The visit of the Pope in itself could be a fabrication.
Rome is filled with places of historical importance and it is important one does the homework before visiting this place or you would’nt be able to appreciate the splendour and wonder of this place.
It is also said that Italians have a spritual breakdown when they leave Rome.
We all know, Rome wasn’t built in a day.