How was the building of the Roman Colosseum financed? Watch the following video then answer the questions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOylD1KC6kc&feature=player_embedded

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According to the video in the link, the Roman Colosseum was financed with money that was gotten by selling relics from the Jewish temple in Jerusalem (the one that is now destroyed -- where all that is left is the "Wailing Wall).  This can be found at about 1 minute...

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According to the video in the link, the Roman Colosseum was financed with money that was gotten by selling relics from the Jewish temple in Jerusalem (the one that is now destroyed -- where all that is left is the "Wailing Wall).  This can be found at about 1 minute in to the video.

The video says that the relics were taken from the temple when Vespasian sacked Jerusalem.  This happened in AD 70 (which was right about when the construction started on the Colosseum) when he was sent there to put down a major Jewish rebellion.

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