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Good Morning Everyone,

Believe me, the Beta version here is much clearer and larger.

Yesterday, I showed the Roman entrance gate to Trier and couldn't wait to see the Roman Amphitheatre which was closely situated in the city.

Trier Roman Amphitheatre may have been constructed as early as the first century AD, but was certainly in use by the second century.

Able to hold around 20,000 spectators, Trier Roman Amphitheatre would have been the site of fierce gladiatorial battles, also involving animals. In fact, tunnels have been found under Trier Roman Amphitheatre which would have been used to house these animals together with unfortunate prisoners of the Roman Empire.

Beautifully preserved, the Roman Amphitheatre of Trier now hosts open-air events and even the city’s antiquity festival. It is part of Trier’s UNESCO World Heritage sites list. - HISTORVIUS

I remember how excited I was to see it but surprised that on such a lovely day, there were hardly any other visitors! Maybe they were all in the museum, for that was very busy!

Have a lovely weekend. Bev :-)

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