The Colosseum in Rome is covered with Travertine. The site shows the impressive and sometimes hard to believe longevity of travertine for outdoor use.
Around the World with Travertine –
Where: The Colosseum, Rome, Italy.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site held an estimated 50,000 – 80,000 spectators for gladiatorial and public spectacles in ancient Rome.
Construction of the Colosseum was completed in 80 AD and much of it is still standing today. It has an estimated 3,531,467 cubic feet of Travertine lining its outer wall! Impressive, no?
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