Huge Roman auditorium found in England

Published on January 15th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

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A large Roman theatre that could seat as many as 12,000 people has been found a hillside near Faversham, England.

The theatre could have housed audiences of up to 12,000 people in 50 rows of seats over an area 65 metres in diameter. The site, which shows activity dating back as far as the bronze age, was probably used for religious festivals in which two nearby bathhouses, also uncovered by Wilkinson’s team, would have played a part.

Wilkinson told industry publication The Stage: “This is important for Roman archaeology because this is the first theatre of its type found in Britain. Therefore it shows that architectural practices in continental Europe at the time did seep over into Britain.”

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Story: Matt Trueman, The Guardian | Photo: Kent Archaeological Field School

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