Building the Colosseum – Ancient Rome project

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Or you can get this lovely set of wooden blocks to build a Colosseum with

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 for this Colosseum project.

Roman Colosseum - a stone amphitheater, half ruined

The Roman Colosseum

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:

A day in ancient Rome

Bibliography and further reading about the Colosseum:

More about the Colosseum
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By |2017-06-11T15:14:32+00:00June 11th, 2017|Architecture, Crafts, Romans|2 Comments
Cite this page: Carr, K.E. Building the Colosseum – Ancient Rome project. Study Guides, June 11, 2017. Web. January 20, 2019.

About the Author:

Dr. 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 Facebook, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.


  1. Michaela January 10, 2019 at 8:59 am - Reply


    • Karen Carr January 12, 2019 at 8:28 am

      Thanks for visiting, Michaela! I hope this helped.

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