Underneath one of the most heavily traveled roundabouts in Rome rests the remains of 900-seat performing arts arena constructed by emperor Hadrian in 123 A.D. "Hadrian's auditorium is the biggest find in Rome since the Forum was uncovered in the 1920s," said Rossella Rea, the archaeologist running the dig. The excavation, which is open to the public, was discovered when work started on an underground railway system.

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