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A second-century A.D. Roman amphitheater was recently discovered by Romanian construction workers in downtown Sofia. Archaeologists suspect gladiators exchanged blows within. The Bulgarian capital was known to the Romans as Serdica and gained importance because of its position on the Diagonis, the region's crucial trade road between the Danube and Constantinople.

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