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Description Of The Pompeii Amphitheater

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Where was it located? The pompeii Amphitheater is located in the most easterly corner of the city. It lies to the south of the Via dell’Abbondanza near the Sarno Gate because that part of the city was probably free of buildings at the time of the building being built and because the earthfill against the city walls could be used to support the eastern part of the cavea, the lower, middle, and upper sections in the ampitheatre. When was it built? The structure was completed in 80 B.C. The arena was dug out six metres below the existing ground to use that soil as landfill to create the western side of the earthworks. What happened there? The amphitheatre was mainly used for gladiatorial contests and spectacles involving wild beasts that drew
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