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The Flavian Amphitheatre

By mistere
Situated just east of the Roman Forum and better known as the Colosseum, of course. Construction began in AD 72 under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir, Titus. Modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (8196). These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for its association with their family name, Flavius.
The Arch in the centre of the image is The Arch of Titus (Arcus Titi) An honorific arch constructed in AD 81 to commemorate Titus's official deification. Built by the Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his brother Titus. This Arch was the inspiration for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The Arch has a very interesting story. I won't bore you with it here but if you're interested you can always Google it SmileSmile

Tags: Landscape and travel Roman forum Arch of Titus The Colosseum Rome

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27 Aug 2019 11:22AM
Beautiful image

Jan

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27 Aug 2019 11:28AM
Very beautiful photo!

Arne
27 Aug 2019 12:15PM
Great image and info, Dave. Wonderfully composed with so much to see.
I didn't realise the the Colosseum was built just seven years prior to the mega eruption of Vesuvious. But I guess that Rome is just far enough away not to have been effected, apart from some volcanic dust of course, but maybe not the earth quakes.

JohnSmile
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2019 12:35PM
Beautiful view point to get this fine image...
Excellent shot, Isabel GrinGrin
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
27 Aug 2019 12:57PM
I would love to go back in time to see all this wonderful architecture when it was new.
Super shot Those two trees and the greenery really enhance this scene.
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 38 Norway
27 Aug 2019 3:51PM
Interesting information, Dave. Is this from Wikipedia, or from your memory of the time?Wink
ColleenA Plus
7 440 6 Australia
27 Aug 2019 3:58PM
Great viewpoint...
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2019 4:23PM
Superb overall view Dave. Lots to see.
Peter.
RLF Plus
9 18 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2019 5:25PM
An amazing and spectacular tourist location
We went about 10 years ago and Id love to return Tongue
Rob
27 Aug 2019 5:29PM
A wonderfully framed image which shows so much of interest. I like this very much; the threes on the right hand side (what are they by the way?) are very impressive and add a lovely touch of drama and scale.
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mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
27 Aug 2019 5:36PM

Quote:A wonderfully framed image which shows so much of interest. I like this very much; the threes on the right hand side (what are they by the way?) are very impressive and add a lovely touch of drama and scale.
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The trees are stone pine's Graham, botanical name Pinus pinea, also known as the Italian stone pine, umbrella pine and parasol pine, Smile
D.
Great image Dave, Haven't been there for about 8 years now but would love to return Smile
Thanks for the memory SmileSmileSmile

Steve
27 Aug 2019 11:47PM
One can see the people inside the coliseum ...which emphasizes the sheer scale of this amazing structure.
Thx for the tree I.D I would have assumed them to be Cypress trees myself.
Stellar shot Dave .
Cheers Walt

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