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EXCAVATING THE GREAT AMPHITHEATRE OF CAERLEON, WHICH ONCE SAW ROMAN GAMES

EXCAVATING THE GREAT AMPHITHEATRE OF CAERLEON, WHICH ONCE SAW ROMAN GAMES

Just outside the south-west gate of Isca Silurum (Caerleon), a Roman military station in Monmouthshire, is the great amphitheatre where generations of legionaries watched the games. This arena, which, it is estimated, could seat about 6,000 people, is situated at the upper end of a meadow which slopes down to the river Usk. The lower photograph shows the earth being carefully removed to reveal the south entrance. The earth is conveyed on a light railway and searched for coins, weapons, etc. Above is the north side, with a main and two smaller entrances.

Other pictures from Glimpses of Roman Britain

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WROXETER'S ROMAN FORUM

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