Amphitheatre in Durres

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Durres, Albania
Amphitheatre in Durres - The seats of the amphitheatre
Amphitheatre in Durres - The seats of the amphitheatre
Amphitheatre in Durres - One of the tunnels under the ground
Amphitheatre in Durres - Inside the tunnel
Amphitheatre in Durres - Buildings inside the old amphitheatre

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Amphitheatre in Durres Apr 09, 2009
In the centre of Durres you will find an old amphitheatre build during the roman rule in Albania. The amphitheatre were originally build as a theatre but later the lowest ten rows of seats were removed to change the theatre into a amphitheatre so it could be used for gladiator fights and animals fights. Traditionally the spectators did not want to get to animals fighting for some strange reason.

You can actually see most of the amphitheatre from the street around it - so you can consider whether or not to go in and have a closer look at the place. The main thing you can do inside is go in through some of the underground tunnels under the seat of the theatre.

It is a bit strange to see buildings within this ancient 15.000 seat old theatre - but there are still a couple of houses inside the theatre which is still in habituated.
The seats of the amphitheatre
One of the tunnels under the ground
Inside the tunnel
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