Amphitheater of Durres

     The largest of all public buildings constructed in the time of Dyrrachium (ancient Durres), 1st and 2nd centuries CE, is the Amphitheater of Durres. The location of the structure, common in this period, was the center of the city. This was an attraction for the surrounding citizens, travelers, and merchants along the Egnatian Way.

     Currently the amphitheater is undergoing excavations and new "treasures" are being published. In the 1960s, and similar to today, excavators produced the "Pretty Women of Durres" mosaic (Albanian: "Bukuroshja e Durresit") dating back to the 4th century BCE. This is an amazing novelty which passing citizens or tourists have recently observed!

Seating Size: 15,000 to 20,000

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