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The Colosseum was used for chariot races, gladiator battles and gladiator battles with animals such as lions , tigers , bears and other ferocious and terrifying creatures.
It is an amphitheatre in the centre of Rome. It was the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. The Romans began building it in 70 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under the emperor Titus.
It could hold up to 50,000 people. It remained in use for nearly 500 years with the last recorded games being held there as late as the 6th century.