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The amphitheatre of Frejus: photo, description de Frejus Amphitheatre)

The remains of architectural structures of the Roman period in Frejus can be found around the city - buildings of those times have been preserved in different parts, for example, in the port area or in the North of the historic areas and the remains of the city walls located on the boundary lines of the Roman settlement.

Roman town on the site of Fréjus was founded in the mid-first century BC. Around the same time, it was built an amphitheatre, which could seat up to 12 thousand people and was intended to host entertain the public spectacles, including the bloody fights of gladiators and their fights with large predators brought from Africa. The size of this building was over 110 meters long and 80 meters wide. Technical equipment of the amphitheatre has allowed to establish the scenery and pull over the audience tent that protected from the sun or rain. The lower galleries of the amphitheatre has been preserved in its original form, and the top represent a later reconstruction.

In addition to the amphitheater, the Forum of Julius (ancient name of Frejus) there were other arenas, for example, was built as a theatre. Today its ruins are partially covered by modern structures (for example, with new rows of seats atop the ancient stone), but the profile of the buildings were saved - now it hosts musical festivals and bullfights. It is worth noting that in the time of Julius Caesar the entrance to the arena in the city was free, as the authorities believed that spectacle and entertainment help people to forget the grudges and pay less attention to the political life of the settlement.

Are also remains of a 40-km aqueduct to deliver the water, a fragment of baths. Some medieval sights, such as, for example, at the lighthouse August, it was discovered the Roman foundations. In its place was the building that marked the entrance to the canal, where ships docked in the harbour.