While Turkish land is enriched by the historical sites of 206 ancient amphitheaters, most of which are left from Roman and Byzantine times, they are being mistreated by poor and haphazard restoration methods.
Turkey is fortunate to sit astride lands which were once part of the Roman and Byzantine empires. By virtue of this fact, the country has the world’s richest collection of ancient amphitheaters. According to some sources, there are 206 such ancient theaters in Turkey that are left from the Roman period. This figure is much greater than in any other country. However, the attention these precious monuments receive from the authorities is scant, while the recent restoration work carried out at these cultural sites shows obvious signs of the mistreatment to which they have been subject. Read more.
Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles for anyone and everyone:
Ardoch - Account of the Excavations and Descriptions of Plans, &c.
Anglo-Saxon Document relating to Lands at Send and Sunbury, in Middlesex, in the time of Eadgar: and the Writ of Cnut, on the accession of Archbishop Aethelnoth to the See of Canterbury; A.D. 1020
Long cists at Addinston, Berwickshire
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