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The Roman city of Corinium (now Cirencester) was second only in size and importance to London. The amphitheatre, built in the early 2nd century, was one of the largest amphitheatres in Roman Britain. It's estimated capacity was around 8,000 spectators and the attractions probably included gladiatorial combat, bear-baiting, animal hunts, boxing and wrestling. The earthwork remains can still be seen and visited today.