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Following a struggle among spectators from Pompeii and Nuceria in fifty nine CE, Emperor Nero close it for 10 years. The poorer classification was once purely allowed at the best stages of the theaters. within the Leptis Magna Theater, a colonnaded stroll used to be equipped to supply them a few color. in-built c. 70 BCE equipped via Quinctius Valgus, Marcius Porcius situation Pompeii, Italy Pula enviornment Pula, Croatia developed with neighborhood limestone, this amphitheater might seat round 20,000 humans. It had reservoirs containing perfumed water, which was once provided to a fountain and was once additionally sprinkled at the viewers. 104 | structures AND MONUMENTS inbuilt 27 BCE – eighty one CE outfitted by means of Augustus, Claudius, Vespasian, Titus position Pula, Croatia Uthina Amphitheater Uthina, Tunisia inbuilt accomplished 1–2 CE equipped by way of Annobal Tapapius Rufus situation Leptis Magna, close to Khoms, Libya 4 major entrances led into the Uthina Amphitheater, which was once inbuilt a normal melancholy in a hilly zone, with its seats emerging at the slopes. in-built c. 117–138 CE equipped through Hadrian place Uthina, Tunisia enviornment of Nîmes Nîmes, France the world of Nîmes was once designed in any such method that an enormous canvas may well hide it to guard the spectators from solar and rain. It used to be later became a castle through Visigoths, a Germanic tribe. at the present time, it hosts bullfights. in-built 70 CE equipped by means of Vespasian situation Nîmes, France OPEN-AIR ARENAS | a hundred and five THE COLOSSEUM there have been approximately eighty entrances to the Colosseum and the amphitheater may well seat round 50,000 humans. The entrances have been numbered and spectators got damaged items of pottery as “tickets. ” each one price ticket had a host that corresponded to a selected quantity on an front. the hole video games on the Colosseum, which went on for greater than a hundred days, observed 9,000 animals slaughtered Aqueducts concentration ON... BRIDGES Romans have been the 1st to exploit arches to construct bridges. Romans outfitted many aqueducts to hold water. those have been bridges, outfitted on arches, with stone channels to provide water to cities. The aqueducts sourced water from far away rivers and lakes and carried it throughout tricky landscapes. Aqueduct of Segovia ▲ Fabricius’s Bridge, in Rome, in-built sixty two BCE to switch a burnt wood one, remains to be in use at the present time. Segovia, Spain With 167 arches made from powerful granite blocks, the Aqueduct of Segovia was once so good equipped that it was once nonetheless in use till the 20 th century. it's the top preserved of the entire Roman aqueducts. inbuilt 1st century CE outfitted via Domitian situation Segovia, Spain ▲ Alcántara Bridge in Spain comprises the Arch of Triumph, which has many carved pills on it. ▲ The Pont Julien bridge in France was once used for roughly 2,000 years (until 2005). Park of the Aqueducts Rome, Italy A community of eleven aqueducts, referred to now because the Park of the Aqueducts, was once outfitted to fulfill the water calls for of the town of Rome. The procedure sourced water from so far as fifty seven miles (92 km). inbuilt 312 BCE –226 CE equipped by way of Unknown situation Rome, Italy Pont du Gard Nîmes, France The three-level Pont du Gard introduced water to Nesausas (modern-day Nîmes) from the springs of Uzès.