Open main menu

Amphitheatre

open-air venue used for entertainment and performances
The Ancient Theatre of Delphi
The amphitheatre of Arles
The Bryce Canyon natural Amphitheatre

An amphitheatre (or amphitheater) is a type of structure. It is a flat area, surrounded by an area that ascends gradually. In the ascending area, people can be seated. Today, such structures are used for presentations, but also spectator sports.

In Ancient Rome, these structures were used to entertain the population. Gladiator combats, athletics and executions were staged there.[1]

Natural amphitheatreEdit

A natural amphitheatre is a natural formation of rocks or cliffs, which resemble a man-made amphitheatre.

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bomgardner, David Lee (October 2000). The Story of the Roman Amphitheatre. Routledge. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-415-16593-8.

Other websitesEdit