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Lyon pentes Croix-Rousse, Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules

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The amphitheatre, which is the oldest in Gaul, was first built in 19 BC. It measured 68 x 42 meters and could hold 1,800 spectators. It was the Emperor Hadrian in the early second century who transformed it in to the largest amphitheatre in Gaul: 143 x 117 meters for 20,000 spectators. Notice the 'small' staircase on the eastern side of the amphitheatre which leads down to Rue Burdeau.

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  • Title: Lyon pentes Croix-Rousse, Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules
  • Creator: Historical-Cities.org
  • External Link: Amphithêatre des 3 Gaules

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