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Roman ruins found in rural Germany

Roman ruins found in rural Germany
trefwoorden: Duitsland - Künzing - romeinse tijd - theater - gladiatoren
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Roman theatre in the small German town of Kuenzing, suggesting that soldiers at the front were entertained by gladiators and animal fights.
Known as Quintanis in Roman times, the town was on the Danube frontier of the Roman empire and garrisoned by 500 mercenaries.
The archaeologists were astonished to discover an oval area of post holes and realised they were looking at the remains of wooden grandstands round an arena.

Lees verder bij: Independant OnLine (Z.A.) (21 oktober 2003)