Roman amphitheatre found in Yorkshire
Published on August 30th, 2011 | by Admin0
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.
Story: Martin Wainwright, The Guardian | Photo: Christopher Thomond, The Guardian