The Flavian emperors Vespasian and Titus built the Colosseum, or Coliseum, in central Rome between 70 and 82 AD. The Colosseum sometimes called the Amphitheatrum Flavium (Flavian Amphitheater) after the emperors who constructed it.
Much of the Colosseum has deteriorated, but major restoration efforts are preserving the structure. The ancient amphitheater is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Rome, and one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions. In 2007, the Colosseum was also named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.