Gladiator arena from Roman era unearthed in Turkey

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Gladiator arena from Roman era unearthed in Turkey

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Gladiator arena from Roman era unearthed in Turkey
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"There is no previous example of such an amphitheater in Anatolia [also known as Asia Minor] and its immediate surroundings," the researchers said. The arena likely attracted spectators from all over, including from the ancient Western Anatolian cities of Aphrodisias, Ephesus, Magnesia, Miletus and Priene, they said."People from neighboring cities were coming to Mastaura town to watch the big events in this building, specially designed for bloody shows," they said."
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"Going forward, the team is working with the Aydın Archaeological Museum and the Nazilli Municipality, which encompasses Mastaura, to clean and preserve the arena. They plan to address "cracks in the walls of the building" and masonry stones that are falling off the ancient structure. The team has already conserved one of the arena's walls and has started doing laser scans of the structure so they can make a virtual 3D image of it."
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