Found project: Arènes d’Arles


    Project : Arènes d’Arles

    Language variant : Arles Amphitheatre

    Architect : n/a

    Completion: 1st c. BC

    Locality : Arles

    Country : France

    Building style : Ancient Roman architecture

    Description :

    The amphitheatre was capable of seating over 20,000 spectators, and was built to provide entertainment in the form of chariot races and bloody hand-to-hand battles. Today, it draws large crowds for bullfighting as well as plays and concerts in summer. With the fall of the Empire in the 5th century, the amphitheatre became a shelter of the population and was transformed into a fortress with four towers and which fit in more than 200 houses and two chapels. The amphitheatre became a real town, with its public square built in the centre of the arena and two chapels, one in the centre of the building, and another one at the base of the west tower.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arles_Amphitheatre (April 26, 2011).

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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