Sydney’s Corner: Roman Ruins, Bulgaria

The Roman  Amphitheatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photo by Jason Frasier
 
Sydney’s Corner: Roman Ruins, Bulgaria
By SYDNEY FRAZIER

Sydney Frazier is the granddaughter of Los Alamos resident Teralene Foxx and is traveling the world with her parents for the next two years. As part of her home schooling during the trip, Sydney is blogging about her adventures. She is sharing some of her posts with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

We went to Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Did you know there are Roman ruins in Plovdiv? There are lots of Roman ruins in Plovdiv. I thought I would tell a little about them.

There is a Roman hippodrome, the theater, forum and aqueduct in Plovdiv. We saw all of them. I really liked the ruins. I hope you enjoy the Roman ruins as much as I did.

Let’s start with a little history about the Roman Theater. The Roman Theater was discovered by a freak landslide in 1972. The theater was used for gladiator fights and shows. Here are some facts about the theater.

The rich people carved their names on their seat so it belonged to them.

  • There are three statues on the top of the theater.
  • The theater was made out of marble.
  • The theater was built in the second century AD.

The Roman Hippodrome in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photo by Jason Frasier

The Roman hippodrome is where they raced hippos. Just kidding!  It is where they raced chariots. The racetrack is huge.  It could hold a lot of people. In Roman times racing chariots was a big sport.  Here are some facts about the Hippodrome

  • Again, the rich people wrote their names on their seats to claim it as their seats.
  • You can only see a little part of the track.
  • The track was built in the Second Century AD.

The Plovidiv Roman Forum Photo by Jason Frasier

The Roman forum was a place to go shopping or to talk with people. It is pretty much in ruins, but it is still very cool. Here are some facts about the forum.

  • The forum was a meeting place
  • The forum was built in the First Century AD
  • The forum was the biggest one in Bulgaria.

Now you know about the Plovdiv Roman Ruins.

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