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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Roman Amphitheatre Chester

The Roman Amphitheatre in Chester is the largest in Britain and was used for both civilian entertainment and training for the 20th legion that was based in Chester (Deva).


The Roman Amphitheatre in Chester was built in the first century AD and was excavated in the 1960s with further excavations taking place this century. Only around two fifths of the amphitheatre can be seen today including the north entrance and a temple dedicated to Nemesis. A mural on the back wall shows how the structure may have looked.


The Roman Amphitheatre in Chester is a short walk from the River Dee and is adjacent to St John's Church and a large Travelodge. Nearby attractions in Chester include the Rows, Chester Cathedral and the Cross.

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