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    ARCHAEOLOGISTS FROM A EUROPEAN EXPEDITION HAVE BEEN EXCAVATING A ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE NEAR ALEXANDRIA. LED BY?

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    ARCHAEOLOGISTS FROM A EUROPEAN EXPEDITION HAVE BEEN EXCAVATING A ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE NEAR ALEXANDRIA. LED BY PROFESSOR KUBIAK FROM WARSAW UNIVERSITY, THEY HAVE DISCOVERED A MARBLE EDIFICE BUILT IN THE THIRD OR FOURTH CENTURY A.D. BURIED AT A DEPTH OF 30 FEET (9 METRES).

    ELABORATE DRESSING-ROOMS, BATHS AND STAGE WERE BUILT FOR THE ACTORS, WHILE THE AUDIENCE SAT ON TIERS IN THE TRADITIONAL MANNER. IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS, WHEN THE AMPHITHEATRE FELL INTO DISUSE, THE BUILDING WAS USED BY WANDERERS. IN LATER YEARS, MUSLIMS CAME TO BURY THEIR DEAD IN THE PRECINCTS. NOW, THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC GOVERNMENT IS RESTORING SOME OF THE RUINS.

    IN 30 B.C. THE EMPEROR AUGUSTUS TOOK EGYPT FOR HIMSELF. IT BECAME THE GRANARY OF ROME, AND ROMANS TOOK OVER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COUNTRY THROUGH EGYPTIAN OFFICIALS. ROME GOVERNED THE COUNTRY FOR MANY YEARS AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MANY FINE BUILDINGS SUCH AS THE AMPHITHEATRE AT ALEXANDRIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MSR04UAIYVLNN2BO5A3BWJUC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MSR04UAIYVLNN2BO5A3BWJUC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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