First constructed in the reign of Lysimachos (early 3rd century BCE), the theatre is built into a natural hill and construction evolved through Hellenistic and Roman times. The seated area (or cavea) was larger than a semi-circle and 38m in height, 154m in diameter. Two passages create three sections of seats reached by 12 stairways. The seating capacity may have reached 24,000.
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