Entrance to the Underground Theatre of Herculaneum

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Carole Raddato
by Dommaria
published on 01 February 2020
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Entrance to the Underground Theatre of Herculaneum

The ancient theatre of Herculaneum was first discovered in 1709 by a farmer who was digging a well and was later excavated by tunnelling down through the volcanic rock. The theatre was built of stone in the Augustan period (27 BCE – 14 CE) and could hold about 2500 spectators. It was decorated with many types of marble, large bronze statues and equestrian statues which are now at the Naples Archaeological Museum.

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Dommaria, . (2020, February 01). Entrance to the Underground Theatre of Herculaneum. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11828/

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Dommaria, . "Entrance to the Underground Theatre of Herculaneum." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 01, 2020. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11828/.

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Dommaria, . "Entrance to the Underground Theatre of Herculaneum." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 01 Feb 2020. Web. 31 Mar 2020.

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