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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Dupe of NDLS_2011.

    The Arena of Nîmes is a Roman amphitheater found in the French city of Nîmes. Built around 100 A.D., it was remodeled in 1863 to serve as a bullring. The Arena of Nimes is the site of two annual bullfights, and it is also used for other public events. The building encloses an elliptical central space 133 m long by 101 m wide. It is ringed by 34 rows of seats supported by a vaulted construction. It has a capacity of 16,300 spectators and since 1989 has a movable cover and a…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Situated in the Rhone valley, the ancient theatre of Orange, with its 103-m-long facade, is one of the best preserved of all the great Roman theatres, built early in the 1st Century CE. It is owned by the municipality of Orange and is the home of the summer opera festival, the Chorégies d'Orange. It is one of the best preserved of all the Roman theatres in the Roman colony of Arausio (or, more specifically, Colonia Julia Firma Secundanorum Arausio: “the Julian colony of Arausio estab…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The site with its sheltered harbor was first settled by Illyrian tribes in the Bronze and Iron Ages. Conquered by the Romans in 178 BCE, it was elevated to colonial rank, Colonia Julia Pola Pollentia Herculanea, between 42 and 31 BCE. The amphitheatre is the sixth largest surviving Roman arena. It was built near the sea to the northeast of the city. Seating approximately 23,000 spectators, it is enclosed by a wall (h. 32.5 m) with three storeys on the seaward side and two on the inland side, …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01