Third Largest Roman Amphitheatre Found in Spain

A huge amphitheatre, built for gladitorial combat, has been discovered near Cordoba in southern Spain. An amphitheatre which would have seated between 30,000 and 50,000 has been discovered during excavations for a parking lot at Cordoba's University of Veterinary Science. Just ten meters smaller than the Colosseum, it ranks as the third largest known Roman amphitheatre. Built during the first century, the structure appears to have been ransacked between the 4th and 7th centuries, perhaps by Arab forces which occupied the area. Cordoba University plans to create an archaeological park on the site and showcase artifacts found there.

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