An amphitheater from the 4th century has been discovered in the Adriatic port of Split. Archaeologists have this week shown the amphitheatre was under one of busiest roads in centre of the 1,700 years old Croatian city.
Local archaeologists have commented this was one of the most important archaeological discoveries in this area in last 100 years.
“According to the latest research findings, which are still in progress, it was discovered that this is not a theater but an amphitheater with an arena in the range of 50 meters. Because of this discovery, we will not stop life in the city, but we will preserve the site and fill it in temporarily until we prepare its presentation. It’s not simple. It is very complex, but also possible, but for that we will need additional funds. In speaking with city officials it has been agreed to access EU funds. We will create a valuable project that will at the very heart of Split and show the monument in all of its exceptional quality, ” said the head of the Conservation Department Radoslav Bužančić at a press conference held to announce the discovery.
Source: Croatian Times