Rome, Italy The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Wikipedia Rome, Italy Construction started: 70 AD Area: 6 acres (2 ha) Function: Amphitheater Architectural style: Ancient Roman architecture Architects: Vespasian, Titus
Ostia Antica (Italy). 'Not many people make it out to Ostia Antica, Rome’s version of Pompeii. But make the effort and you’ll find that its wonderfully preserved ruins are easily on a par with the more famous sites in the city centre.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/lazio/ostia-antica
Mccaig's Tower, Oban - built 1897-1900 by local banker John Stuart McCaig who's aim was to provide work for local stonemasons - circular (not oval) copy of the Colosseum in Rome (featuring Gostic instead of Roman arches) - overlooks the town of Oban - was intended to have a museum and art gallery within the structure.
The Mouth of Truth -Starting from the Middle Ages, it was believed that if one told a lie with one's hand in the mouth of the sculpture, it would be bitten off. The Mouth of Truth is located in the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, Italy