Work on the reconstruction of pavement in front of Pula's Arena is currently underway, and as it is often the case with such activities employees of the Archaeological Museum regularly come up with some interesting facts connected with the history of Pula. This time they have discovered the ancient rainwater drainage system from the exterior shell of the present amphitheater.
So, during work on the site archaeologists have found that the foundations of the Arena are hewn out of solid rock, and the stone blocks are joined by limestone binding. Ancient walls have also been discovered in front of the Arena, which could be a helpful fact for reconstructing urban edifices before the amphitheater was built.
The finds in front of the Arena could yield a lot of information regarding the appearance of Pula in the early imperial period, i.e. the turn of the era.