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“Amazing Discovery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Roman Amphitheatre

Roman Amphitheatre
Raml Station Square | At Kom El Dekka near the Roman Museum, Alexandria, Egypt
4902904
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Ranked #9 of 40 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Owner description: Built in the 2nd century AD, this Roman amphitheater has 13 semicircular tiers made of white and gray marble.
Alexandria, Egypt
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“Amazing Discovery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This place looks like an archaeological dig. The cut-marble seating, columns, and smaller chambers are all intact. It's easy to imagine the place when it was in use. There is a path above the amphitheater that leads to an enclosed chamber with signs indicating that excavation is still in progress, but we've never seen evidence of that and we've visited the site three times this year. In that area, beware of the guard who hands you his hat for a photo. He will be very helpful, pretend to allow you to enter an "off-limits" area, and then will ask for baksheesh, hounding you if you refuse. The site is still worth visiting, just say no to the special favors!

Visited December 2012
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mumbai
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“Worth seeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Just soak into this site. Try voice modulation and see the difference in your own voice when you face the audience side. Impressive how they designed it in a manner to allow winds carry your sound waves.

Visited May 2013
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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“High expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Its all damaged and is all against the expectations that i had. you can't go inside and have to view it from a distance.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great little place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Remember this is the only Amphithatre in the whole of egypt.
Which is a bit of a shock i must say.
It is not very big and they have placed a few things they have found in the sea (quite nice)
You will not need long at the place. They are still digging in the area so i am sure they will find more

Visited April 2013
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Sudbury
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“Small, but worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

There is a place to stand in front of the audience, where if you speak, the accoustics are perfect! Worth trying!
30 minutes unless you really know your history!

Visited April 2013
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