The Amphitheatre of Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
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published on 22 September 2019
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The amphitheatre of Pompeii was used for gladiatorial combat and is the oldest one of its kind in existence. Built 150 years before the Colosseum in 70 CE, it could hold up to 20,000 spectators not only from Pompeii but also from neighbouring towns.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, September 22). The Amphitheatre of Pompeii. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11250/the-amphitheatre-of-pompeii/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Amphitheatre of Pompeii." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 22, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11250/the-amphitheatre-of-pompeii/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Amphitheatre of Pompeii." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Sep 2019. Web. 14 Jun 2021.