National Geographic : 1956 May
677 Walter Meayers Edwards, National Geographic Staff Gaunt, Ruined Arches Hold Up Empty Provencal Sky; Aries Amphitheater Has Lost Its Top Tier Once 26,000 Romans thronged the arena for holiday spectacles. Upper galleries gone, the stands now seat 15,000. Twelfth-century watchtower recalls perilous times when some 300 houses and a church huddled here for safety. Restored, the arena stages festivals and bullfights, such as the Cocarde d'Or shown.