Colosseum, or Coliseum, a huge amphitheater of ancient Rome. Its name, from the Latin colossus,meaning "gigantic," was given to it either because of its vast size or because of the colossal statue of Nero that originally stood nearby.
WHAT'S INSIDE: ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
Many of the things we take for granted in our daily lives, such as mathematics, democracy and even macaroni, date all the way back to ancient times. Look closer at the ancient world on the Ancient Civilizations Channel.
- Ancient Egypt
- Ancient Greece
- Ancient Rome