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Trier Amphitheatre


Carole Raddato
published on 15 January 2021
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The Trier amphitheatre was built towards the end of the 2nd century CE, and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is estimated that it once held up to 18,000 spectators for gladiator tournaments and animal fights. The arena measured 75 x 50 metres (246 x 164 ft) and was surrounded by a wall up to four (13 ft) metres high that served to protect the spectators as well as to afford a better view. 

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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