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archaeologicalnews · 6 months ago
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Last Roman gladiator arena ever built unearthed in Switzerland
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Archaeologists in Switzerland have uncovered the ruins of a Roman-era amphitheater — possibly the youngest on record — where spectators likely watched gladiator fights and animal hunts with bated breath.
The oval-shaped amphitheater was built in an abandoned Roman quarry that had been in use until late antiquity. This clue, combined with the discovery of a coin dating to between A.D. 337 and 341 at the site, indicates that the amphitheater dates to the fourth century A.D., which would make it the youngest amphitheater in the Roman Empire, Jakob Baerlocher, an archaeologist at the site and head of excavations in Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, told Live Science.
A few other clues point to a fourth century A.D. date, including the composition of the amphitheater's building materials, such as its stone blocks and mortar, which are "reminiscent of that of the late antique fort wall," Baerlocher told Live Science in an email. Read more.
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aisling-saoirse · 15 days ago
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Swarthmore College - August 3rd 2022
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dm-paul-weber · a month ago
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Tomb of Annihilation Battle Map
Omu Amphitheater 3500x3500
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archiveofaffinities · 8 months ago
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Pompeii, Amphitheater
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cupidami-e · 4 months ago
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pula amphitheater, croatia
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anticbrvtalist · a year ago
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Amphitheater on the Algerian coast.
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ancientorigins · 6 months ago
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wolfman-al · 13 days ago
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Yesterday I visited the ancient westgerman city of Trier. Reconstruction showing how the Amphitheater used to look back in the day. Interesting is how the city wall was integrated on top of the stands, the largest part of the theater was actually out sideof the city.
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grandmarshalspock · a year ago
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Woodland Ampitheater
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lukesline · a month ago
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little talks on little island
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archaeologicalnews · 10 months ago
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'Box seats' found at Roman Empire-era arena in Turkey
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Archaeologists in western Turkey have discovered the 1,800-year-old equivalent of "box seats" at a giant arena dating to the Roman Empire.
During excavations at the ancient amphitheater of Pergamon, a large arena built to mirror Rome's Colosseum, researchers discovered two seat blocks with carved inscriptions on the arena's east side, according to a blog post by the Transformation of the Pergamon Micro-Region (TransPergMikro), the project behind the excavation, which is being funded by the German Research Foundation.
All segments of society attended the arena's events, but these VIP inscriptions suggest that elite families "had private seats in special sections with their names engraved on them," Felix Pirson, director of the Istanbul branch of the German Archaeological Institute, told Anadolu Agency, a Turkish state-run news organization. Read more.
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alisaineurope · a year ago
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Teatro Romano, Cartagena (Murcia), Spain.
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pinkfloydhq · a year ago
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Pink Floyd Pompeii Amphitheatre, Italy, October 1971. 🎧
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archiveofaffinities · 8 months ago
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Arles, Amphitheater
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dm-paul-weber · 10 months ago
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Omu Amphitheater
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anticbrvtalist · 10 months ago
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The amphitheaters of Muyu-uray, Peru, 1962.
“The contours of the architecture have been eroded by the elements, the site turned to pasture and farmland. The largest theatre - probably set into a meteoric crater - accommodated as many as 60,000 people. Nothing is known about the kind of spectacle performed.”
From “Architecture Without Architects” by Bernard Rudofsky, 1964.
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lindanea · 11 months ago
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