SN4120 : Remains of a Roman amphitheatre, Carmarthen

taken 6 years ago, near to Carmarthen/Caerfyrddin, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Great Britain

Remains of a Roman amphitheatre, Carmarthen
Remains of a Roman amphitheatre, Carmarthen
Excavated in 1968, this is one of only seven surviving Roman amphitheatres in the UK. It is located on the north side of the A484, here named Priory Street. The amphitheatre was part of Moridunum (Latin for sea fort), the ancient Roman fort and town in the Roman province of Britannia.
After the Roman era, Moridunum was known as Caerfyrddin. Fyrddin is a Welsh mutated form of Myrddin, which looks like a Welsh form of the Latin name. Caerfyrddin was later anglicised to Carmarthen. Caerfyrddin may have been misinterpreted as "Fort of Myrddin", hence the town's association with the Arthurian Merlin.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 12 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 15 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 4194 2065 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.7190N 4:17.8090W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 4199 2066
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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