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(Disclaimer: I've not seen that documentary so I'm sure what exactly it said.) Sort of. In a literal sense, Angkor Wat was built upon a sea of groundwater. The city was built in a very wet and water-rich area; much of this water found its way underground. At the lower levels, the water fills up all the pores and holes in the sandy soil. The water table ...


http://www.tribunesandtriumphs.org/colosseum/dimensions-of-the-colosseum.htm This link appears to provide information on seat dimensions, arch heights of the 4 rows etc. Unfortunately, it didn't cite its primary sources.

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