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Roman Amphitheatre of Italica (Spain)

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Carole Raddato
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published on 24 April 2021
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The Roman amphitheatre of Italica (located in modern-day Santiponce, 9 kilometres north of Seville in Spain) was one of the largest in the Empire, measuring 160 by 137 metres (525 by 450 feet). It was built during the reign of emperor Hadrian (117-138 CE) and had capacity of 25,000 spectators, a surprisingly high number given that the city's population at the time is estimated to have been only 8,000.

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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. (2021, April 24). Roman Amphitheatre of Italica (Spain). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13893/roman-amphitheatre-of-italica-spain/

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Raddato, Carole. "Roman Amphitheatre of Italica (Spain)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 24, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13893/roman-amphitheatre-of-italica-spain/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Roman Amphitheatre of Italica (Spain)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Apr 2021. Web. 11 May 2021.