When people think of great Roman amphitheaters, they tend to think of the Colosseum (the most well-known and world-renowned of them all), if they know that the Colosseum is in fact an amphitheater at all. The truth is that more Roman Amphitheaters exist outside of Italy including France, Greece, northern Africa and England. There are approximately 230 of them scattered across the Roman Empire.

Amphitheaters were large outdoor entertainment venues built by Ancient Romans to showcase Gladiator contests and the like. They were usually built as open air, oval shaped stadiums with ascending seating for ease of viewing. Amphitheaters were originally made of wood before the invention of concrete.

The amphitheaters shown below are therefore only a select few of the many amphitheaters spread through Europe today.

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