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Discovered: Europe's biggest amphitheatre after the Coliseum

Discovered: Europe's biggest amphitheatre after the Coliseum
trefwoorden: Spanje - Cordoba - amfitheater - 1e eeuw
Archaeologists in the Spanish city of Cordoba have uncovered beneath the university's old veterinary faculty Europe's biggest Roman amphitheatre after the Coliseum.
The find, considered to be "of transcendental importance", dates from the first century AD, when Corduba, as it was then known, was the provincial capital of Betica, today's Andalusia, in imperial Hispania. "We initially thought it was a circus, the circular arena the Romans used for horse races and chariot rides," says Desiderio Vaquerizo, professor of architecture at Cordoba University.

Lees verder bij: Independent (27 september 2003)