Arles Arena: Overall exterior view of entrance

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Description

The arena, which probably succeeded an earlier wooden structure is slightly larger and later than the one at Nimes and by the same architect. It measures 446 x 351 ft. and could seat some 26,000 spectators. The seating is supported on two rows of sixty arches, the lower framed with Doric half columns and the upper with Corintian. The attic storey has disappeared as have most of the internal stairways and galleries, but the remaining galleries are roofed in Greek style with flat stone slabs.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Arènes d'Arles

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Arenas

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Imperial (Roman)

Place of Creation
  • Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France: Rond-Point des Arènes

  • Arles

  • +43.688126+4.631990

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Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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