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Amphitheater of Pompeii

The amphitheater of Pompeii is the first known amphitheater built primarily of stone. Prior to its construction around 80 BC, most all amphitheaters were built of wood. This building served as a model for the Flavian Amphitheater (also known as the Colosseum) when it was built nearly 150 years later from 70-80 AD. It was believed that there were…