Roman Theater Discovered in Germany

Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a Roman theater near the town of Kuenzing in southern Germany. The Roman town of Quintanis on the Danube River was home to 500 Roman soldiers. Now it appears that they found their entertainment in an oval theater complete with wooden grandstands. Researchers believe that the primary entertainment would have been gladitorial-type combat.

"This is the first time a forgotten theatre has been rediscovered in Germany," said Karl Schmotz, archaeologist of Deggendorf county. "There are only a handful of Roman amphitheatres in the whole of Germany."

Archaeologists plan to continue excavation of the site next year.