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High angle view of Amphitheatre, Italica, Seville, Spain, pictured on December 28, 2006, in the afternoon. The Amphitheatre was built during Hadrian's reign and was the third largest in the Roman Empire, with a capacity of 25,000 in three tiers of seating. The cross shaped pit in the centre was for restraining wild animals. Italica was founded by Scipio Africanus in 206 BC as a centre for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Ilipa, a defeat for Carthage during the Punic Wars, and became a...
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