The Chester Amphitheatre Project 2006
The largest uncovered amphitheatre in the UK is the subject of a major
archaeological project. In a partnership between English Heritage and
Chester City Council a team of experts are uncovering new results which
are adding to the story of Chester and the world-wide knowledge of Roman
Chester's Roman amphitheatre is a monument of international importance.
Although parts of the site have been excavated in the past, there is
much we still have to learn about its history over the last 2,000 years.
It is a major element in the city's townscape, yet its environment and
presentation is far from ideal. In order to plan future improvements to
the site and its environs, Chester City Council and English Heritage
have joined together to create The Chester Amphitheatre Project. This is
a programme of research and investigation, involving excavation,
examination of old records, and geophysical and architectural survey.
This years excavation started on June 12th and will run until the 1st
September 2006. The workforce consists of a team of professional
archaeologists from Chester City Council, supplemented by students from
Liverpool University and Chester University, along with volunteer
helpers. The amphitheatre site is open to the public Tuesday to
Saturday, with a purpose-built walkway allowing you to see all aspects
of the work as it progresses.
For all the breaking news visit the Chester Amphitheatre Web Site at:
Where you will also be able to access the sites Webcam.
Or visit the official Chester Amphitheatre Project BLOG at:
Where you will be able to become involved in this fascinating project.
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