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Wednesday, July 19

National Archaeology Weekend at the Amphitheatre an Outstanding Success

In glorious sunshine July 2006 saw the return of gladiatorial combat and military displays to the arena. As part of National Archaeology Week the Amphitheatre hosted a fun packed event with a variety of entertaining and educational attractions.

The stars of the day were, undoubtedly, the Deva Victrix Leg XX v.v re-enactment group who staged several bouts of fierce combat and military prowess in the arena ...

New recruits were enlisted into the (Children's) Roman Army ...

The crowds were particularly impressed by the skills of one raw recruit, Shorticus, who soon had them eating out of the palms of his hands ...

More images from National Archaeology Day to follow, so watch this space ...

posted by Cheryl Quinn at 11:31



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