The Colosseum stands tall in the heart of Rome, Italy. As an amphitheater, it was built to stage events for the public. These events included gladiator fights and animal hunts. Find out more in Colosseum, a title in the Structural Wonders of the World series. These books identify some of the world’s best-known structures, exploring their history, the people responsible for their creation, and the science behind their construction. Each title features informative text, colorful photographs and maps, and a timeline detailing the steps toward construction.