Arles – and it’s Roman artifacts

Arles is an old Roman city and especially Gaius Julius Caesar and Constantin the Great favored the city. Still significant Roman marks in town are amphithteatre, theatre, negropolis, bathouse, townwalls, towers and a very nice museum.

A famous amphitheatre of Arles. It is different than any other because it has three towers. Those are built in later times when local people used it as a castle to defend themselves.

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Interesting part in this amphitheatre are those red fences inside arena. They tell that arena is used still today as a bull fighting arena.

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Arles amphitheatre is actually very nicely built and kind of light. It has been renovated partly by new white stone blocks.

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Corridors around arena are very strongly built.

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Local Roman building style can still be seen clearly.

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Arches on higher level look magnificent.

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Once people used this route going to higher level by stairs.

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Especially one tower is mighty high.

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Here is a nice photo over Arles Amphitheatre. Here one can see clearly bull fight fences.

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A drawing of amphithreatre.

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And here a photo from bird point of view.

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Here again the photo from main gate into arena.

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In front used to be a stage of Roman theatre near arena.

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Here are the seat rows of Roman theatre.

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Back corridor and tower of theatre.

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In Arles there are probably the biggest Roman negropolis. Famous about 200 hundred years ago.

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Museum of Arles is very nice. Here a statue head of Gaius Julius Caesar.

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And here a small scale model of Roman theatre of Arles.

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A real nice model of Arles amphitheatre in its glorious days. By the way – it used to be a little bigger than the one in Nimes.

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There are several nice mosaics in museum.

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Here a nice sargofag from Roman negropolis.

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A nice model on ancient Roman Arles. The museum is located in the end of circus.

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River Rhone has a very significant role in the history of city.

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Here something left from Roman bathhouse.

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This bathhouse is named by Constantin because he used to live in city long times before conquering eastern Rome.

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A last glimpse for arena.

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