Chester Roman Amphitheatre

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Chester Roman Amphitheatre: The ruins currently exposed are those of a large stone amphitheatre the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain, used for entertainmentand military training by the 20th Legion, based at the fortress of 'Deva' (Chester).There are two successive stone-built amphitheatres with wooden seating. The first included access to the upper tiers of seats via stairs on the rear wall, as at Pompeii, and had a small shrine next to its north entrance. The second provided seat access via vaulted stairways. The two buildings differed both from each other and from all other British amphitheatres, underlining the importance of Roman Chester.

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