Calleva Atrebatum

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Originally a tribal centre of the Iron Age Atrebates, Silchesterbecame the large and important Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum. Unlike most Roman towns, it was never re-occupied or built overafter its abandonment in the 5th century, so archaeological investigations give an unusually complete picture of its development. The complete circuit of its 3rd-century walls, among the best-preserved Roman town defences in England and 21/2 km(11/2 miles) long, can still be traced, although none of the buildings within them survive above ground.

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Hampshire, South East England, Wessex, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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Silchester Amphitheatre, Silchester Roman City Walls And Amphitheatre, Silchester Roman City Walls

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Silchester Amphitheatre

Outside Silchester Roman City Walls are remains of a Roman amphitheatre, which provided seating for over 4,500 spectators.

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On a minor road, 1 mile East of Silchester

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