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Further excavation of Chester Amphitheater is in doubt

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Further excavation of Chester Amphitheater is in doubt
Further excavation of Chester Amphitheater is in doubt

The campaign for the complete discovery of the Roman amphitheatre in Chester (England) was blocked by a decision of the city council.

The amphitheatre is the largest of its kind ever discovered in Britain. It is dated to the 1st century CE when the Deva Victrix fort was built. Cockfights, wrestling, boxing matches and gladiator fights were organized in the arena of the shrine. Amphitheatre around 350 CE ceased to be used.

The building was discovered in 1929 when the building’s wall was brought to light during construction works. By 1960, only 80% of the structures had been discovered. Currently, further excavation is blocked by the fact that the rest of the structure overlaps with the Dee House. The City Council does not agree to further excavations. He claims that the new discoveries won’t bring anything extraordinary and that Dee House has national value. The final decision regarding this place is to be made over the next few months.

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