Amphitheatre of Roman Londinium This may even be the reason for the position of the Guildhall. Discovered in 1988, excavations completed in 1993 revealed a large amphitheatre dating from around.. The buildin g of the City walls began circa 190 AD and the fort was merged with them. The new walls were about 9 feet thick, twice the thickness of the fort walls, and around twenty feet high. The Kentish rag stone was tied with a layer of terra-cotta tiles every three feet or so to bond the wall.A ditch was dug around the wall and the removed earth used to shore up on the inside
And it is not just the display in the basement of the Guildhall Art Gallery that is clever. Outside, in the forecourt of both the Guidhall and the art gallery the outline of the arena is shown with black inlaid stone in the paving. A very simple but in my opinion highly effective touch. Home › Archaeology › The skull pits along the Walbrook in Londinium. The skull pits along the Walbrook in Londinium By strangeremains on January 16, 2014 • ( 2). On January 10 th, the Journal of Archaeological Science published a study, Headhunting and amphitheatre combat in Roman London, England: new evidence from the Walbrook Valley, written by Rebecca Redfern and Heather Bonney
Nearest underground: Bank (Northern, Waterloo and City, Central lines) and St Paul’s (Central line). Bus 710 stops nearby. While settlements existed along the Thames well before the 1st Century, the Romans came to Britain in 43 A.D. and established a settlement they named Londonium. After a battle razed the settlement in 61 A.D., the Romans decided to rebuild Londonium as a planned town. Over time, the Romans continued to build in London, but [
Professional gladiators battle it out in Guildhall Yard, the site of London's only Roman amphitheatre. The reconstructions of the gladiator-style games once held in ancient Londinium took place before an emperor and cheerful crowd who decide which warrior will get to walk free based on their performance Londinium's amphitheatre, constructed in AD 70, is situated 51°30′56″N 0°05′32″W / 51.515546°N 0.092215°W / at the modern Guildhall; its gladiatorial games would have been free of charg Particularly interesting is the fact that the amphitheatre of Londinium, which is clearly visible in your main image, was discovered only in 1988. Apparently the archaeologists had been searching for it outside the old city walls, but it was inside, which was an unusual placement
Events staged in the Amphitheatre included public executions, animal fights, military parades and gladiatorial battles. Before it was founded, Londinium - or modern-day London - would have consisted of a series of gently rolling hills and open countryside, intersected by a few streams which are now underground Leptis Magna Folly Ruins – Image Credit : Markus Milligan Leptis Magna Folly Ruins – Image Credit : Markus Milligan Archaeologists had long suspected that the roman town of Londinium had an amphitheatre. but as Jenny Hall, Museum of London's roman curator, explains, we'd been looking outside the city wall and this amphitheatre, unusually, is inside the city wall. the ruins of the structure have been well preserved and musealized in situ, and you. The Mithraeum in Londinium was built in the late second century, but seems to have fallen out of use by the early fourth century when the temple was filled with religious statues and apparently.
. Discovered in 1998 during a planned expansion of the Guildhall, the remains are displayed in situ and are now a protected monument The Romans built the city where London now stands, bridging the Thames and creating Londinium. From around AD 50 to 410, this was the largest city in Britannia and a vital international port. Roman London was the biggest city Britain would see for over a thousand years. At its height, around AD 120, Londinium was home to about 45,000 people. It. The London Roman Amphitheatre was discovered in 1988 and remains the only known Roman amphitheatre in the city. Believed to have first been built in 74 AD, the London Roman Amphitheatre was probably extensively renovated in the second century, in around 120 AD. At its peak, the London Roman Amphitheatre would have been able to seat up to 6,000 spectators and would probably have hosted brutal gladiatorial matches. At this time, London - then Londinium - had a population of some 20,000 to 30,000 people. Today, visitors can see the remains of some of the walls of London Roman Amphitheatre, some original wooden drains and two small chambers which might have functioned as the waiting rooms for the gladiators or even the wild beasts that performed in the arena. Once a month, the curator of the London Roman Amphitheatre hosts a guided tour of the site. Otherwise, it is part of the Guildhall Art Gallery and entry to the site is included in the gallery ticket.
. The remains of this once impressive building can be inspected in the basement of Guildhall. It was the size. The Londinium Amphitheatre was located at the site of the Guildhall Art Galley . The Londinium Amphitheatre was a massive structure which could hold up to 8000 spectators of the bloody gladiatorial games . Latin was the language inflicted on the native people of Londinium Londinium Roman Wall (40379422851).jpg 4,928 × 3,264; 5.94 MB London Wall 1002062.jpg 766 × 571; 167 KB London Wall Walk Medieval postern ruins by the Tower Hill underpass, Londinium Roman Wall (40333728992).jpg 4,928 × 3,264; 10.95 M Travel back in time 2,000 years and enter Londinium, a Roman city which stood where the capital does today. Bring the Roman empire to life without leaving the UK (and for free!) with a walk round Roman London, from Londinium's amphitheatre to the remains of the Roman Wall. Francesca Fenn of Step Outside Guides offers a few ideas for a Roman discovery day for KS1 and KS2 children Like many sites across London, St Brides was destroyed in the Great Fire. The old church was replaced by an entirely new building designed by Sir Christopher Wren, one of his largest and most expensive works, taking seven years to build.
As you stroll between the two sites, you'll build a better understanding of the city of Londinium, by walking where it once was. On request, the amphitheatre may also be able to arrange an interactive drama experience, at a cost of £80 per class Some 50 years after it was founded, Londinium was home to roughly 60,000 residents. Today you can still see vestiges of the ancient Roman baths , amphitheatre, temple, and Roman wall Just as empires rise and fall so do entry fees and opening hours! While we work as hard as we can to ensure the information provided here about London Roman Amphitheatre is as accurate as possible, the changing nature of certain elements mean we can't absolutely guarantee that these details won't become a thing of the past. If you know of any information on this page that needs updating you can add a comment above or e-mail us.
After more than a hundred years of searching by archaeologists, London's Roman Amphitheatre was finally rediscovered in 1988 hidden beneath Guildhall Yard. It was a quite surprising discovery as the amphitheatre was found within the old Roman city walls, whereas the majority of ancient amphitheatres were located on the outside Londinium's amphitheatre was discovered as recently as 1988, and is now incorporated into the basement of the Guildhall Art Gallery. Although I'm not focussing on the Gallery here, I will say that it is home to a small but very high quality art collection, beautifully displayed and well worth a visit Residents of the Roman town of Corinium (modern day Cirencester) would have been justifiably proud of their local amenity - the amphitheatre. In the second century AD the venue would likely have held a capacity audience of some 8,000 spectators - the town's entire population - making it one of the largest amphitheatre ruins in Britain
the construction, development and disuse of the amphitheatre, from the 1st to 4th centuries AD. Constructed on relatively low ground in the north-west part of Londinium, the first amphitheatre was built in c AD 74 of timber. Evidence was recovered for the eastern entrance, arena palisade, bank for seating and associated drains Cirencester Amphitheatre was a Roman amphitheatre located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. It has been scheduled as an ancient monument.Archeological digs have uncovered the earthworks, revealing the outline of the construction, which is still visible, with the banking reaching 25 feet from the bottom of the arena. The arena itself is approximately 150 feet by 135 feet - The study authors suggest that these signs of hard lives might mean the skulls belonged to gladiators defeated in Londinium's amphitheater, located at the time close to the Walbrook
The Amphitheatre of Londinium. That the Roman city of Londinium boasted an amphitheatre was never subject of dispute. Its precise location, however, was unknown until comparatively recently. Excavations close to the old Roman road now known as Watling Street, during the construction of the Guildhall Art Gallery in 1988, revealed its stone. The surviving remains of London's Roman Amphitheatre include a stretch of the stone entrance tunnel, east gate, and arena walls. They are protected in a controlled environment, 20 feet below the modern pavement, in which they can dry out slowly without damage to the ancient stonework
Having visited over 100 countries on six of the seven continents I am often surprised by the limited information available for archaeological sites in many travel guides. Often made worse by misleading and/or out-dated details posted on websites and internet forums. With my passion for travel and professional background in archaeology, I started Archaeology Travel. Here I share my experiences of seeing truly spectacular places, as well as offering my tips and recommendations. Other websites and guides may appear to cover more areas and attractions, but the information on this website is based on first-hand experiences, not copied from other, sometimes misleading sources. Read More About Archaeology TravelWho Are We? We are professional archaeologists and historians of different ages and experiences; teachers and students, academic and field researchers. We share two things: travel and sharing our passion for and experiences of exploring the world’s pasts with others.Today, the first hint that you’re on the right route requires a quick glance down to the floor of the Guildhall Yard. Here you’ll notice an 80m-wide curved line of dark stone that follows the edge of the amphitheatre itself.
Leptis Magna was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. Its ruins are located in Khoms, Libya, 130 km (81 mi) east of Tripoli, on the coast where the Wadi Lebda meets the sea. The site is one of the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the Mediterranean.HeritageDaily is a dedicated, independent publisher of the latest research and discoveries from across the academic community with a focus on archaeology, anthropology, palaeoanthropology and palaeontology. Feb 18, 2020 - Explore bjkissick's board Roman London, followed by 181 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about London, Roman, Roman britain Open daily, 10am-5pm (noon-4pm Sundays). Last entry half an hour before closing. Entry included in ticket to Guildhall Art Gallery (£2.50 full, £1 reduced. Free after 3.30pm, on Fridays for all and always for kids). Some of my favourite spots include the Roman Amphitheatre (located in the Guildhall and free to visit.), seeing Roman artefacts at the Museum of London and visiting Leadenhall Market (a grand Victorian shopping centre built on what was once the heart of 'Londinium')
Many public buildings made of brick were erected, such as the largest forum north of the Alps, a praetorium (military headoffice), bathhouses, an amphitheatre and large horrea (warehouses). Londinium took over the function of capital of Brittania from Camulodunum and also the administration Ian discusses the importance of the River Walbrook to the development of Londinium in ancient times, before the pair go to the London Guildhall, and see the original site of the Roman Amphitheatre
Roman Amphitheatre – Image Credit : Markus Milligan Roman Amphitheatre – Image Credit : Markus Milligan Although my all to brief trip to Rome was definitely one of the more memorable experiences of my archaeology travels in 2012, it was visiting the Guildhall Art Gallery to see London’s Roman amphitheatre that was a truly unexpected highlight. It just so happens that one week I was in the Colosseum in Rome and the next I was in the basement of one of London’s art galleries amongst the more modest remains of the amphitheatre of Roman Londinium.
15 Best Things to Do in Cirencester (Gloucestershire, England) Some people know Cirencester as the Capital of the Cotswolds, but in Roman times the town had a much loftier status. At that time Corinium Dobunnorum was the second largest settlement in the whole country after Londinium, with a large forum and basilica and an amphitheatre that. The forum, consisted of three wings, enclosed a rectangular courtyard measuring 100m east-west and 85m north-south and contained shops, banks and offices with a central market place. (Readers should leave page for author to finish but may discuss on talk page.) Londinium was a settlement established on the current site of the City of London around AD 43. Its bridge over the River Thames turned the city into a road nexus and major port, serving as a major commercial centre in Roman Britain until its abandonment during the 5th century. Following its foundation in the mid-1st. Set in the underbelly of historic Guildhall - in the ruins of Londinium's great amphitheatre, the dinner was an ode to Ancient Rome. Styling included a leafy pergola, fragrant floral centrepieces, atmospheric lighting and rustic wooden furniture
3 - Roman Amphitheatre. The Roman amphitheatre of Londinium is situated in a vaulted chamber beneath the Guildhall gallery complex. Discovered in 1998 during a planned expansion of the Guildhall, the remains are displayed in situ and are now a protected monument London's Roman Amphitheatre lies deep under modern-day London. Accessible through London's Guildhall Art Gallery, the Roman Amphitheatre of Londinium can be visited for free. While we're in. Such scenes might be more commonly associated with the bloody Games that Roman London hosted around 2,000 years ago - but this was how we spent Friday night, sitting in the shadow of the buildings that now cover the remains of the city's amphitheatre -Londinium was situated on the north bank of the river Thames.-Londinium was a rectangular shape and surrounded by a wall.-Londinium had a big basilica and a market place.-Londinium had many Roman Temples; the Roman Temple of Mithras was discovered in 1954. -The Londinium Amphitheatre was a big structure which could hold up t
In 1995 archaeological investigations were carried out on the site of the Baltic Exchange, now known as the site of 30 St Mary Axe.After the Romans abandoned Britain in the 4th century, the amphitheatre was dismantled and much of it used for building materials. It lay derelict and in ruins for hundreds of years, however by the 11th century overcrowding in London forced the reoccupation of the area. At first the buildings that steadily encroached onto the old amphitheatre were simple ones; mostly timber houses of a Viking trade settlement. Over time these buildings gave way to an institution that Londoners are now most familiar with; the first ever Guildhall. The site had once again become the centre of London.The wall was further modified in the medieval period, with the addition of crenellations, gates and bastion towers. This formed part of a defensive line that incorporated The Tower of London, Baynard’s Castle and Montfichet’s Tower. Above: Artist's impression of how the Roman Amphitheatre once looked. The land to the SE of the Guildhall was the site of Guildhall Art Gallery which was destroyed by bombing during the Second World War. After remaining empty of another 40 years, plans were drawn up some time in the 1980s to erect a ne
Able to hold thousands of spectators, the size of the amphitheater is displayed on street level, where the circumference of the arena is marked with a black circle on the paving of the courtyard in front of the hall. At its peak the new Londinium city had a population of up to 60,000 people and for 300 years it was the largest city in Britannia (The Roman name for Britain). It had a fort (where the Barbican centre is now), a Forum /market, an amphitheatre (buried below the Guidhall) and Basilica /business centre The amphitheatre of Londinium lies in the north-west of the Roman town. It was discovered near to the Guildhall in the City of London in 1988 as part of the development of the area prior to the creation of the new Guildhall Art Gallery. The amphitheatre appears to date to c. AD 74 or 7 It had always been assumed that Londinium must have had an amphitheatre but, until the construction of the Guildhall Art Gallery, it had never been found - but here it is! Such are the remains that it forced redesigns of the gallery, to the benefit of both! And, now that I know where the Gallery is, I shall have to return to visit it, too We also planned to visit the London Amphitheatre remains, below the Guildhall Art Gallery, which is a stones throw from the museum (I didn't even know until recently that this was here so I was intrigued to learn more) and download the Streetmuseum Londinium App to do a bit of virtual Roman discovery too
The burial would have lain just outside an early boundary ditch marking the edge of the Roman city. The body was supine, with the head to the south and the arms folded across the body (with the right forearm over the left). Pottery found in association with the burial has been dated to AD 350-400. In common with many other Roman towns, Londinium had an amphitheatre. These were places of entertainment, but the shows would not have been to our taste. Whilst acrobats or wrestlers might provide the warm-up, what Romans really enjoyed was a juicy bit of blood-letting London’s Guildhall Yard from above, showing the black outline of the Roman amphitheatre in the paving © Google Maps Year 3 traveled back in time to a time when London was known as Londinium. Under the Guildhall in the City of London lies the remains of London's ancient Roman amphitheatre. We learnt all about Roman London as the final part of our Roman's topic. It was fascinating to see where the Gladiators fought and
Durobrivae itself is a significant Roman town which has been little disturbed either by modern construction or by excavation. Along with its hinterland, which is rich in agricultural and industrial sites, there is scope to develop a new level of understanding of urban growth and economics during the Roman period The Roman amphitheatre of Londinium is situated in a vaulted chamber beneath the Guildhall gallery complex. Tag archives: amphitheatre Story of Roman London. Rise and fall of Roman city Londinium, and the mark its development left on the contemporary London. Posted by martreya 9th January 2019 14th March 2019 Posted in Uncategorised Tags: amphitheatre, books,. We recommend booking London's Roman Amphitheatre tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 London's Roman Amphitheatre tours on Tripadviso LONDINIUM, London (Britannia) Beschreibung Literatur. N.C.W. Bateman, The London amphitheatre: Excavations 1987-1996, Britannia 28, 1997, 51-85. (JSTOR) ders., Gladiators at the Guildhall. The story of London's amphitheatre and medieval Guildhall (London 2000). J. Bird, The decorated samian from the London amphitheatre, Study Group for Roman.
The church has a museum called the “Undercroft Museum” housed in the impressive church crypts that contains many Roman, Saxon and religious artefacts, along with a Byzantine stone relic and a plain stone altar from the castle of Richard I at Athlit in The Holy Land. The London Amphitheatre. The London Amphitheatre is a more recent discovery. Although it was obvious that a town the size of Londinium would have had an amphitheatre, no-one knew where it was until 1988. It was found by chance when the ground was being prepared for the construction of an art gallery next to London's Guild Hall
In 2017 London is a sprawling metropolis that expands year after year, but that wasn't the case in Roman London. A solid stone and red tile wall, built in AD 200, enclosed the city of Londinium. Boasting a complicated network of roads connecting Londinium to the rest of the country, an amphitheatre, temples, and markets, Londinium was a sophisticated city and it is still possible to visit the remains of this ancient town today. 7 ROMAN LONDON RUINS. Below are 7 top locations for either Roman London ruins or artifacts. They are listed.
Worship is believed to date from the Middle Saxons in the 7th century and remained constant through to present day.The building remained in use till the 5th century, but like the rest of Londinium, was eventually left to ruin. Interestingly, An Anglo-Saxon brooch was found within collapsed roof tiles. Ancient Rome Available in audio-cassette form: ISBN 0679443819 - fiction but gives a real feel for the period. London has perhaps the most remarkable history of any city in the world. Now, its story has a unique voice. In this epic novel, Edward Rutherfurd takes the reader on a magnificent journey across sixteen centuries from the days of the Romans to the. The London amphitheatre remained hidden until 1988 when developers rebuilding the Guildhall discovered unusual curved walls. The remains can now be seen for free in the basement of the Guildhall. Originally Colchester was the capital of Roman Britain but Londinium soon became more important
The actual remains of the amphitheatre are located around eight metres below the ground, buried beneath layers of ancient rubbish and rubble. Entrance to the amphitheatre’s remains is via the Guildhall Art Gallery.Family tree aficionados rejoice! We’ve teamed up with MyHeritage to offer 50% off their complete package. Article. Roman Amphitheatres in Britain. Throughout the area covered by the Roman Empire the remains of 320 amphitheatres have been found so far, (click here to see a map showing all locations throughout the roman Empire) of these a scattering of 20 examples are fairly evenly spread over the UK.For the Romans an amphitheatre was a public performance, spectacle or presentation space, somewhere. Londinium was equipped with massive defenses: several forts were built along with the immense London Wall, remains of which are still recognizable in the city. Londinium Bridge. This model shows how the Romans built the first bridge across the River Thames, where London Bridge now stands. It was the geographical features of the area tha London , England , United Kingdom Categories Amphitheatre
To protect the city, Cripplegate Fort was built by the end of the 1st century, with an amphitheatre nearby. The first half of the 2nd century was a prosperous time, but the fortunes of Londinium changed about ad 150, and areas of housing and workshops were demolished St Bride’s Church was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1672 in Fleet Street in the City of London.Discovered in 1998 during a planned expansion of the Guildhall, the remains are displayed in situ and are now a protected monument.London’s only Roman baths can be found just off the Strand. Are they in fact Roman though…?Part of the old Roman riverside wall, it was discovered at Fish Street Hill in 1931 during the excavation of foundations of a nearby building.
Summary. Destroyed during the rebellion by Boudica during the 1st Century AD, Roman Londinium was quickly rebuilt to become a flourishing town. In its heyday, the city was equipped with a fort, amphitheatre, large public baths, temples and substantial commercial facilities as befitted the capital of Roman Britain 0AD - 99AD Londinium was a settlement established on the current site of the City of London around AD 43. Its bridge over the River Thames turned the city into a road nexus and major port, serving as a major commercial centre in Roman Britain until its abandonment during the 5th century.. Following its foundation in the mid-1st century, early Londinium occupied the relatively small area of 1.4 km 2 (0.5. From the heart of the Roman world to the one of the biggest cities in the westernmost province of the Roman Empire, Londinium. London's amphitheatre was discovered by archaeologists relatively recently in 1988 during advance excavations for the construction of the Guildhall Art Gallery
Arguably one of the most surprising of all of our Secret London articles, the remains of London's Roman Fort are actually situated in an underground car park!. The history of this fort dates back to around AD110, not very long after the Roman invasion of Britain.By this time London had become the most important city in Roman Britain, and the newly rebuilt fort could house up to 1,000. The forum, amphitheatre, fort, and defensive walls with their original gates are clearly depicted, though obviously not to scale! Late Roman occupation and withdrawal In the 3rd and 4th century the population of Londinium declined, and it changed from being a crowded, busy town of merchants and craftsmen, to being a less densely-populated.
A critical testimony of the Roman period, the Londinium amphitheatre was built around 70 B.C. initially in wood, then it was renovated in the second century with tiled entrances and stone walls. The Guildhall Art Gallery, with free admission, is located in Guildhall Yard (near the Bank underground station) and is open every day St Brides Church – Image Credit : Markus Milligan St Brides Church – Image Credit : Markus Milligan The Londinium Amphitheatre. Last Week Year 3 got to see the remains of the Londinium (Roman name for London) amphitheatre which is a few feet underground, under the Guildhall Gallery. They also had the opportunity to handle a few artefacts from the Roman times, which was pretty cool, considering some of the items were almost 2000 years old
Explore Following Hadrian's photos on Flickr. Following Hadrian has uploaded 36177 photos to Flickr Originally built in AD70, London’s Roman basilica was a building unlike any other in Britain. We take a look at…http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/Collections/OnlineResources/Londinium/analysis/publiclife/structures/17 Amphi.htm
http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Museums_and_galleries/Guildhall_Art_Gallery/ampitheatre.htm The skyline of Central London, with its ever-evolving collection of skyscrapers and hyper-modern buildings, makes one wonder more about its coming future than its ancient past. While following an itinerary through the earliest foundations of the city, however, the focus happens to fall on what lies beneath, rather than what's on the skyline. Despite having Londinium's amphitheatre, constructed in AD 70, is situated 51°30′56″N 0°05′32″W / 51.515546°N 0.092215°W / at Guildhall;  its gladiatorial games would have been free of charge.  When the ancient Romans left in the 4th century the amphitheatre lay derelict for hundreds of years Category:Londinium amphitheatre. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Jump to navigation Jump to search. This is a category about scheduled monument number. 1013411. Roman amphitheatre, Guildhall Yard.
The first Roman Basilica in Londinium was built in AD70, with large scale expansion only 20 years later. Amphitheatre means theatre all around. You can still see the famous Amphitheatre or Colosseum in Rome Italy and Arles France (here they have bull fights theatre and concerts). Tacitus stated that Londinium was famous for its wealth of traders and commercial traffic The Roman name of London. Roman Londinium, and its amphitheatre form the backdrop of a drama involving forgery, murder and a love story in London?s 'Londinium'
The amphitheatre was first built as a simple wood and earth structure around AD 70 and then re-built much more substantially in stone about 120 CE. You've probably all seen films like Gladiator and Spartacus where heavily armoured bloodthirsty warriors battle it out to the death in front of audiences baying for blood in the great amphitheatres. By 225 CE, Londinium was the administrative and mercantile capital of Britain. It had a large garrison fort in its northwest corner, temples (such as the recently excavated London Mithraeum at Walbrook) baths, mosaic sites, an amphitheatre and a governor's palace. The administrative, political and social hub was the Basilica and its forum The Londinium Amphitheatre was located at the site of the Guildhall Art Galley. The Londinium Amphitheatre was a massive structure which could hold up to 8000 spectators of the bloody gladiatorial games. Latin was the language inflicted on the native people of Londinium Londinium was established as a civilian town by the Romans about seven years after the invasion of AD 43. London, like Rome, was founded on the point of the river where it was narrow enough to bridge and the strategic location of the city provided easy access to much of Europe. bath houses, an amphitheatre and a large fort for the city.
After more than a hundred years of searching by archaeologists, London’s Roman Amphitheatre was finally rediscovered in 1988 hidden beneath Guildhall Yard. It was a quite surprising discovery as the amphitheatre was found within the old Roman city walls, whereas the majority of ancient amphitheatres were located on the outside. Chester (/ ˈ tʃ ɛ s t ər / CHESS-tər) (Welsh: Caer, Welsh pronunciation: ['kai̯r]) is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales.With a population of 81,340 in 2014, it is the most populous settlement of Cheshire West and Chester, which had a population of 332,200 in 2014 On thinglink.com, edit images, videos and 360 photos in one place. Explore content created by others Once inside you’ll see the remains of the original walls, the drainage system, and even the sand which was once used to soak up the blood from wounded Gladiators. Oh, and just in case your imagination isn’t up to snuff, there is a rather impressive digital projection that fills in the gaps of the ruins!