Roman Theatre of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain)

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Carole Raddato
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published on 24 April 2021
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The Roman theatre of Augusta Emerita is the most important Roman monument in Mérida (Spain) and the best example of its kind to be found in western Europe. Its construction began c. 15 BCE and an inscription indicates that Roman consul Marcus Agrippa was the main instigator for building it. It had a capacity of up to 6,000 people and was remodelled several times throughout history, with major restorations taking place in the 2nd century CE.

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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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Raddato, C. (2021, April 24). Roman Theatre of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13888/roman-theatre-of-augusta-emerita-merida-spain/

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Raddato, Carole. "Roman Theatre of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 24, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13888/roman-theatre-of-augusta-emerita-merida-spain/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Roman Theatre of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Apr 2021. Web. 22 Sep 2021.