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Built during the roman times and thus an addition to the rest of the area dating mostly to the greek times, it is still well preserved though two thirds of it were buried under a road constructed during the 30s of the last century.
The amphitheatre is built in a normal Roman pattern. Only the western half is visible as in 1930 AD a road was built across the site, burying the eastern half. Th amphitheatre was filled during Roman times and not used for centuries. You can visit...More
This Roman addition to the mainly Greek site is interesting and also shows how decisions of one can destroy so much (a road was build across half of it in 1930 but reportedly the civil engineer responsible was jailed for it).
A small Roman amphitheatre, interesting in itself, but pales when compared to the three amazing Greek temples nearby. Only half of the amphitheatre has been excavated as an idiotic civil engineer built a road across the other half in 1930.
Probably if this would have been the only ruins left in Paestum, I would have visited it because it is interesting, but it shades in insignificance with the three standing temples. Still have very interesting features