Nonfiction Note: Colosseum

the colosseum rome
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I got this factoid from an Eyewitness travel guide for Italy for 2014: Emperor Vespasian built the Colosseum over the site of Nero’s palace because he wanted to disassociate himself from that ruler.

I’ve heard a lot about the Colosseum over the years for various reasons but I don’t think I was told that information. But my knowledge of the Roman Empire is a bit selective.

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