January 15, 2013

Stunned, excited AND gobsmacked

Filed under: Rome — acagle @ 8:18 pm

Roman theatre find in Faversham stuns archaeologists

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have uncovered the remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman theatre in Faversham – thought to be the first of its kind discovered in Britain.

The cockpit-style theatre, etched into the hillside, would have been used for religious plays performed to crowds of up to 12,000 people.

It was found off Graveney Road in the grounds of the Kent Archaeological Field School, just behind founder Dr Paul Wilkinson’s back garden.

1 Comment

  1. 12,000 people. Was Dolby doing the sound?

    Comment by Richard Aubrey — January 16, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

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