Sunday, July 09, 2006

Roman Amphitheatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

This is one of the most beautiful ancient sites I have seen. The Roman Amphitheatre in Plovidv was built with a seating capacity of almost 7,000 in the 2nd century AD under the rule of the Roman Emperor Trajan (98-117 AD) as part of the Acropolis of Trimontium.

The Roman Amphitheatre in Plovidv was only found in the early half of the 1970's due to a landslide, because of this it has been greatly preserved and is one of the greatest attractions in the city and is still used for plays and concerts during the summer months to this day.

Below you will see a photo of the amphitheatre I took on my first visit to Plovdiv in October 2004.

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