Rediscovery of Roman amphitheatre at Aldborough

posted 23 Aug 2011, 06:06 by Paul Brayford
After two years of surveying and centuries of speculation, archaeologists from Cambridge University have finally confirmed the existence of a Roman amphitheatre and an adjoining stadium lying under an area known as Studforth Hill, in the Yorkshire village of Aldborough. This brings to ten the number of confirmed amphitheatre remains in England, of which the best known are at Cirencester, Chester, Chichester, Dorchester, the Guildhall in London and Silchester.

The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/aug/17/lost-yorkshire-amphitheatre-aldborough
The Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2027370/Lost-Roman-amphitheatre-hilltop-near-Yorkshire-village.html

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