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Colosseum, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishColosseum, thethe ColosseumCol‧os‧se‧um, the /ˌkɒləˈsiːəm $ ˌkɑːl-/ (also the Coliseum)  an amphitheatre (=large circular theatre without a roof) in Rome which was built during the first century AD and is now one of the most famous ancient Roman buildings. It is thought of especially as a place where fights involving gladiators and wild animals were organized as a form of entertainment.
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