roman-amphitheatre

Roman Amphitheatre, Bosra, Syria. by Eric Lafforgue on Flickr.

Bosra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia, was an important stopover on the ancient caravan route to Mecca, a 2nd-century Roman theatre, early Christian ruins and several mosques are found within its walls, and all around local people have used for centuries parts of the ruins to build their own houses

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Roman Amphitheatre of Isca Augusta, c. 90 CE

Caerleon, known as Isca to the Romans, is a site of considerable archaeological importance as it is the best preserved example of only three permanent fortresses in Roman Britain. It was the headquarters for Legio II Augusta from about 75 to 300 CE. The building of the amphitheatre started in 90 CE outside the fortress walls, and it remains an impressive sight today. A timber grandstand would have seated some 6,000 and, standing in its centre, you can imagine the sights and sounds and the baying crowds. It could have been used for various games, military and religious festivals, or as a training or parade ground. (x) (x) (x)