Stage, Roman Theatre, Aspendos

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Carole Raddato
published on 02 March 2014
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The Roman theatre of Aspendos is one of the best preserved theatres of the Roman world.
The theatre was built in the period 161 - 169 CE during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. The cavea is semicircular in shape and divided in two by a large diazoma. There are 21 tiers of seats above and 20 below. The capacity was about 12,000 people. (Aspendos, Turkey)

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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