2-4-1 Short Answer Seeing Your Artifact in a New Light.docx

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Ashley Lumia HUM-100-X5255 2-4-1 Short Answer: Seeing Your Artifact in a New Light 1. The Colosseum 2. The Colosseum is an amphitheater constructed with wood, limestone, tuff, tiles, cement, and mortar. The colosseum is a free-standing structure in the heart of Rome and measures 615 ft long and 510 ft wide with a base area of 6 acres. The height of the outer wall is 157 ft and the perimeter is 1,788 ft. The Colosseums capacity made it essential that the venue could be filled or evacuated quickly so therefore the amphitheater was ringed by 80 entrances at ground level. The arena was a wooden floor with sand covering an underground structure. Today the underground area known as the hypogeum is exposed and visible to tourists. 3. The elements of the Colosseum that I find most important to me is the architecture features. The Colosseum is a great example of the richness of Roman architecture. The fact that this structure still stands today is purely amazing. The Colosseum was
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