Most people think of London as one of the most civilized cities in the world, but it was once an outpost of the Roman Empire, with all the violence and grandeur that implies.
The Corporation of London has recently opened the site of a Roman amphitheatre. Archeologists discovered the site, located in Guildhall Yard, in 1988. Extensive renovation work followed. The arena was built in 70AD and was the site of battles between gladiators and wild animals. Indeed, animal bones, including th