The collection of the D. Diogo de Sousa Regional Museum includes archaeological finds from across the Braga region. The collection covers vast chronological and cultural periods stretching from the Palaeolithic through to the Middle Ages.The Roman pieces are particularly impressive including tombstones and articles revealing the daily lives of people from Bracara Augusta to Rome.
There is also a highly rated medieval burial section.The museum was named in honour of archbishop Diogo de Sousa and his work after taking office in 1512 towards expanding and improving the city and its infrastructures.References:
The Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls was part of the federal sanctuary of the three Gauls dedicated to the cult of Rome and Augustus celebrated by the 60 Gallic tribes when they gathered at Lugdunum (Lyon). The amphitheatre was built at the foot of the La Croix-Rousse hill at what was then the confluence of the Rhône and Saône.
Excavations have revealed a basement of three elliptical walls linked by cross-walls and a channel surrounding the oval central arena. The arena was slightly sloped, with the building"s south part supported by a now-vanished vault. The arena"s dimensions are 67,6m by 42m. This phase of the amphitheatre housed games which accompanied the imperial cult, with its low capacity (1,800 seats) being enough for delegations from the 60 Gallic tribes.
The amphitheatre was expanded at the start of the 2nd century. Two galleries were added around the old amphitheatre, raising its width from 25 metres to 105 metres and its capacity to about 20,000 seats. In so doing it made it a building open to the whole population of Lugdunum and its environs.