It's not absolutely the case that there's no connection - after the fire
Nero built himself a palace on a section of the city that was burnt, and a
colossal staue of himself. The Flavian Amphitheatre is built where that
John Wood wrote:
> Apologies but it is Friday.
> Sitting at my PC, looking at the icons on the desktop, I became strangely
> aware of something not quite right.
> It was the icon for the Nero Burning Software.
> Has anyone else noticed the following:
> The icon shows the colosseum with flames behind and as Nero is the name
> of the software the flames one would assume represents the Great Fire of
> However the construction of the Colisseum was not started until 70AD and
> was not finished until 80AD.
> Nero died in 68AD and so would never had seen the Colisseum at any stage
> of its construction.
> Therefore it would be impossible for the Colisseum to have anything to do
> with either the Great Fire nor Nero.
> Further to this the graphic of the Colisseum is of the state that it is
> in now and not as it would have been at completion.