British archaeologists have unearthed an amphitheater of Roman emperorsInfo, Sunday, January 29, 2012 14:50:06
British archaeologists discovered an ancient amphitheater in a port outside the capital Rome, which may have acted as host for the spectacles organized by the emperors Trajan and Hadrian, delivered the BBC. The team working on excavations led by the University of Southampton, said the amphitheater could gather nearly two thousand
people and may be used for gladiatorial combat arena. The amphitheater was discovered inside a gigantic imperial palace, together with well-preserved old harbor of Portus. Experts say the sites deserve greater recognition given them by far. The team working on excavations includes archaeologists from Cambridge University who spent two years at Portus. The ancient port is located 20 km from the Italian capital. Mediterranean port is two times higher than in Southampton, experts said, and sourcing center of the Roman Empire with food, slaves, wild animals and construction materials for hundreds of years.
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