Roman-era amphitheatre found in Turkey

Published on July 9th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

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The walls and entrance to a Roman-era amphitheatre have been found in Izmir, Turkey.

The remains of the theater, which is thought to have held a capacity of 16,000 people, has characteristics of the Roman era according to many researchers, the study reports.

Ancient resources claim Saint Polycarp from ?zmir was killed in this theater during the early ages of Christianity, namely the paganism period of the Roman era, suggesting the theater has witnessed some tragic events in history.

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Story: Hurriyet Daily News | Photo: DHA

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