Watch this stunning before and after photo of the excavation of an Ancient Greek stadium. This is the Stadium of Magnesia ad Maendrum Ancient City, it is located in modern-day Aydin/Germencik, Turkey.
According to Archaeology & Art on Twitter, “the stadium, aligned on the north-south axis, was built between two hills. Fifty-two stairs had to be scaled to reach their highest level and it could support 30 thousand spectators. The stadium was 189 meters long.”
These reliefs also suggest that gladiatorial fights were organised in the stadium. According to the inscriptions found there, the stadium was still in use in the 3rd century AD. pic.twitter.com/wEjU4tmCpr
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