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Roman amphitheatre found in Yorkshire

A lost Roman amphitheatre has been found atop a hill in northern England.

Crowning the summit of Studforth Hill, the oval arena would have combined spectacles and entertainments with a magnificent 360-degree view, making it the equivalent of a national theatre of the north.

The find by Cambridge University archaeologists – led by a young woman who grew up locally and was told the amphitheatre legend by her grandfather – seals the importance in Roman times of the small village of Aldborough, between Harrogate and York.

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Story: Martin Wainwright, The Guardian | Photo: Christopher Thomond, The Guardian

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