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The Colosseum wonder is based on a reconstructed and restored version of the real life Colosseum, which is an oval amphitheater in the center of the city of Rome, Italy. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World. Originally named the Flavian Amphitheater, it is estimated to be able to seat between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. It was constructed by the emperors of the Flavian dynasty following the reign of Nero, namely Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. The amphitheater was completed in AD 80, with modifications made up to AD 96.

The Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.

The Colosseum was spared final destruction in the 18th century when it was declared a sacred site by the Roman Catholic Church, due to the martyrdoms that took place there. Since then, it has become the most emblematic building and famous landmark of the Roman civilization and the city of Rome.