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Britain's Lost Colosseum

The Romans loved their bloody spectacles with gladiators and wild beasts, so they built amphitheatres all over their empire. In Britain there were at least 25 and the largest was in Chester, a fortress city of huge importance. What exactly did it look like and was it built by Emperor Vespasian, the man who built the Colosseum?

Archaeologists Tony Wilmott and Dan Garner lead us through three months of hard graft and painstaking analysis to excavate the complex site. With the help of computer animation, they bring Chester's magnificent amphitheatre back to life.

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49 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Aug 2014 22:25


Role Contributor
ProducerDeborah Perkin