Found : Mini-Colosseum in Rome

Researchers in Rome have found the remains of a amphiteather at the site of Portys, a harbour in the 2nd century A.D.

The harbor where a important piece in the Roman empire, it saved the city from starvation among other things.

Our team has rediscovered this structure and proved it was in fact a building more akin to an amphitheater. Lanciani had only found half of the structure, leading him to misinterpret its shape and function

Says Simon Keay, project director and leading expert in Roman archaeology at the University of Southampton.

The building is long and was found inside a imperial-style palace, measuring 138 feet by 125 feet (thats 42 meters by 38 meters).

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