The Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria | Ancient Roman Theatre



The Roman amphitheater in Alexandria in Egypt is a large circular Roman theatre, and the only one of its kind to be found in the country. Though often referred to as an amphitheater, the site is actually that of a small Roman theatre rather than a larger sporting arena.


The Roman Amphitheater in Alexandria 

The Ancient Roman Amphitheater Alexandria is one of most important monuments in Alexandria which is situated in Kom Edikka square, the area of Kom el-Dikka or ("Mound of Rubble") includes a small Roman theater.  And The Roman Amphitheater is usually included in a day trip to Alexandria from Cairo. It is the only one of its kind in Egypt. alexandria attractions

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Discover the Qaitbay Citadel and many other monuments in the city that was built by the Macedonian ruler Alexander the GreatThe Roman Amphitheatre of Alexandria was discovered by mere coincidence in1960. When the workers went to remove the sand for a governmental building, they found some columns, indicating that something may be buried underneath.Then, the excavations started in the location of Kom El Dekka and it was done by the Greco-Roman Museum and  sponsored by the University of Warsaw. 

The Roman Amphitheatre was used to recive different events like musical concerts and different events till the 7th century. This is due to the architectural elements in the theatre which show that it was used during the Roman, the Byzantine, and the Early Islamic era. During the Byzantine period, it was used as a conference hall where meetings made by the governmental were held there. The Roman Amphitheatre was neglected during the Islamic period.

 

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