The #amphitheatre of @augusta_raurica, near Basel #Switzerland, looking lovely in the setting autumnal sun.
The trees of the cavea remind me of Silchester amphitheatre, although this one was built down into a natural depression rather than upwards. This helped keep building costs and materials to a minimum.
It was built after 170AD when the original hybrid theatre-amphitheatre of the town was renovated into a more traditional theatre. It could hold 13,000 spectators, indicating that the games here could draw in crowds from the surrounding area (the population of the town being estimated at 10,000.) #ancientrome #romanempire #gladiators #gladiator