Gladiatorial games, the bloodiest of ancient Rome’s traditions, were probably held in the heart of genteel Cheshire, archaeologists say.
Experts have unearthed evidence in the remains of Chester Amphitheatre which suggests gladiators appeared there.
It was previously thought the arena was only used for ceremonial activities.
REVEALED – NEW DISCOVERIES AT CHESTER’S ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE
Excavations over the last three years have revealed some surprising finds at the amphitheatre