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Roman amphitheater at Richborough

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker
Contributors: Tom Elliott
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Last modified Sep 27, 2019 04:01 PM History
The earthwork remains of the Roman amphitheater associated with the Saxon Shore fort at Richborough.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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  • Roman amphitheater at Richborough at Rutupiae (unspecified date range)

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Like the fort, the amphitheater is located on what was once an island. The archaeological site survives as a hollow, anthropic depression measuring ca. 60 by 50 meters, with a depth of 3 meters. Excavation in 1849 identified three entrances. The structure is typically dated to the third through fifth centuries.

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Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Roman amphitheater at Richborough: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2019 <> [accessed: 13 August 2020]

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