Rome Colosseum UGEARS

Item number: SI-70248

EAN: 4820184122079

Category: Neuheiten

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Rome Colosseum

Assemble me. Welcome to Rome!


The ancient Colosseum of Rome is something of a paradox: it is both a stunning architectural treasure from the ancient world, showing the heights to which human architecture and building skill can ascend, but also a testament to human depravity, a haunted arena where people were killed for sport and entertainment.

Construction on the Colosseum began under Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD and was completed a mere eight years later (with some subsequent modifications). Built of limestone, volcanic rock, and concrete, the Colosseum was and is the largest freestanding Amphitheatre in the world and could hold up to 80,000 spectators. What those spectators watched is another matter. Battles to the death among gladiators. Public executions. Animal hunts. Reenactments of famous battles, including naval battles for which the Colosseum was flooded. The Colosseum served up a stream of gore to a bloodthirsty public. After the fall of the Roman Empire the building was variously used for housing, workshops, a cemetery, a den for bandits, and a Christian shrine. Today it is a tourist attraction, a symbol of Rome, and the image on Italy's 5 euro cent coin.

The Ugears Colosseum model, from the World Cities collection, is a 1:1000 scale wooden DIY model of the iconic Amphitheatre, with dimensions of 100 x 75 x 85 mm. With 63 pieces made of art-quality composite wood, the Colosseum is rated "Easy" and can be built in about 30 minutes. You won't need glue or special tools to build the model, just push the pieces out of their laser pre-cut boards and snap them together. Illustrated instructions in 11 languages (English, German, Ukrainian, French, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Italian, Chinese and Korean) guide your build. This static 3D puzzle is perfect for display on a shelf or table in your home or office.

The Colosseum model will appeal to those who dream of travel to Rome, students of Roman history, architecture buffs, or anyone who wants to build and display a beautiful model of this icon of Rome.

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