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Naumachie - Taormina

The so-called Naumachia is a large construction formed by a brick wall, 122 meters long and 5 meters high.  It was built in Roman times and more precisely in the second century. A.D

The name Naumachia literally means "naval battle". In fact, it was once believed that the monument was a water circus, made by the Romans for representations of naval battles. In reality, the monument is a large nymphaeum with niches, that is, a monumental fountain with water features. Roman structures were used as the foundation for modern houses

(Source website of the Municipality of Taormina)

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