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Theatre, Pompeii
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Theatre, Pompeii

The theatre of the Roman town of Pompeii was built in the 2nd century BCE and it was extensively renovated c. 79 BCE and repaired following the earthquake of 62 CE. At full capacity the theatre would have seated 5,000 spectators.
Theatre, Delos
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Theatre, Delos

The theatre of Delos, c. 300 BCE. The theatre had a capacity for 5,000 spectators and the front row has marble seats with backs for dignitaries.
Theatre of Pergamon
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Theatre of Pergamon

The unusually steep cavea of the 2nd century BCE theatre in the Hellenistic city of Pergamon (modern Turkey).
Theatre Masks
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Theatre Masks

A marble relief depicting theatre masks as worn by actors in both Greek and Roman tragedies and comedies. 2nd century CE (Vatican Museums, Rome).
Theatre Parodoi, Epidaurus
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Theatre Parodoi, Epidaurus

A view of the parodoi - the monumental gate entrances common to Classical theatres through which the audience entered the theatre.
Theatre in Leptis Magna, Reconstructed
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Theatre in Leptis Magna, Reconstructed

This modern reconstruction digitally restores a Roman theatre in Leptis Magna. Located in Khoms, Libya.
Theatre of Petra
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Theatre of Petra

Carved into the side of the mountain at the foot of the High Place of Sacrifice, the theatre of Petra consists of three rows of seats separated by passageways. Seven stairways ascended the cavea (seating section) which accommodated 4000 spectators...
Theatre of Philippi
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Theatre of Philippi

The theatre of Philippi, Macedon, built during the reign of Philip II in the 4th century BCE.
Theatre of Dionysus - Acropolis, Athens
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Theatre of Dionysus - Acropolis, Athens

A few things are visible in this picture. The theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus: Construction: 6th-4th century BCE The temple of Olympian Zeus to the left: Construction: 2nd century CE The Panathenaic Stadium to the far left: Construction...
Theatre of Ephesus
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Theatre of Ephesus

The theatre of Ephesus, Turkey, was constructed c. 300 to c. 290 BCE and built into the hill of Panayir Dagi.
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