Now, the team have uncovered a Roman amphitheatre, similar in diameter to the Pantheon in Rome, which could have held up to 2,000 spectators and was probably built for private entertainment. Professor Simon Keay, the project director, said that ‘its design, using luxurious materials and substantial colonnades, suggests it was used by a high-status official, possibly even the emperor himself’.
A full report on the find will appear in a future issue of CWA.
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