My name is André and I am 17 years old. I live in Paris with my mother, father and brother. My family and I are going to Rome next week to see the Colosseum. I did go to Italy before but I don't remember much. I am very interested in historical structures. I did a lot of research about the Roman Colosseum. The Colosseum is an amphitheatre in the centre of Rome, Italy. Builders did the structure on concrete and stone. It is in fact the largest amphitheatre in the world. The builders of the emperors of the time did the construction of the Colosseum between 72 AD and 80 AD. Between 81 AD and 96 AD the builders of Domitian did modifications on the structure. The Colosseum is a great work of architectural skill. In the past people did many different activities in the Colosseum. They did gladiatorialcontests and public spectacles. They even did animal hunts, executions and dramas about Classical mythology. I did see the amazing structure on TV and in books but this the first time I'm taking an up-close look. Although the Roman Colosseum is in somewhat bad shape today it is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome.