Building the Colosseum - Ancient Rome Projects
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Building the Colosseum

Colosseum made of sugar cubes
Colosseum made of sugar cubes

A lot of people seem to want to build models of the Roman Colosseum for their projects. The most successful of these, judging from the mail I get, seem to be built out of sugar cubes held together with rubber cement. But you can also use Legos.


Building the Colosseum in Minecraft

Increasingly, though, people build models of the Colosseum online. Many people use Minecraft, and this video shows you how to do that. With Minecraft, you can build a more accurate model, but you can't take it to school and show it off.

More about the Roman Colosseum

Other activities:

* Mosaics
* Cement
* Arches
* Weapons
* Gladiators
A day in ancient Rome

Bibliography and further reading about the Colosseum:

More about the Colosseum
More fun Rome projects
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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.
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