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Trier: Amphitheater


The amphitheater. Photo Richard Kroes.
The amphitheater. 
Augusta Treverorum: Roman city, modern Trier.
   
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Like so many ancient Roman cities, Trier had an amphitheater for gladiatorial contests. It was partly dug inside the slope of the hill of the east of the city during the reign of Antoninus Pius (138-161), was included in the city walls, and was renovated after 293, when Constantius Chlorus moved his residence to the city on the banks of the Moselle. The arena measured 71 x 47 meter. Although it has been used as a stone quarry, the amphitheater is pretty well preserved.

A satellite photo can be seen here.
Edge of Empire. The book Arjen Bosman and I wrote about Rome's Lower Rhine Frontier.
Edge of Empire. The book Arjen Bosman and I wrote about Rome's Lower Rhine Frontier (order; review)
The entrance to the amphitheater. Photo Richard Kroes. One of the entrances of the amphitheater. Photo Richard Kroes. The arena of the amphitheater. Photo Richard Kroes. Amphitheater. Model in the Landesmuseum, Trier (Germany). Photo Jona Lendering. Statue of a bear killing a bull. Landesmuseum, Trier (Germany). Photo Marco Prins.
The entrance. One of the entrances The arena A model in the Landesmuseum Statue of a bear killing a bull. Landesmuseum.

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Jona Lendering for
Livius.Org, 2008
Revision: 7 Dec. 2008
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