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LONDON’S ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE

LONDON’S ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE
LONDON’S ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE

Discovered during excavation work for the new Guildhall Art Gallery, the remains of the Roman Amphitheatre date from the 2nd century AD. It had a capacity for an audience of 7,000 watching animal fights, executions and gladiatorial contests. The ruins of the eastern entrance, including sections of wooden drains, are displayed in an innovative way, underneath the art gallery - which is where you need to enter to see the amphitheatre.

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Location/Address: off Gresham Street
County: London
Post Code: EC2V 5AE
Main Historic Period: Roman
Link to featured article: Art and the amphitheatre
Useful Website Address: City of London website page
Tip/Nearby: Bank of England, Museum of London
Primary Management: Local Authority
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