Stage Building of the 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 front of the stage (scaenae frons) of the Roman theatre of Augusta Emerita (modern-day Mérida in Spain) is the most oustanding feature of the building. It consists of a high podium 2.60 metres (8.5 feet) high with Corinthian columns almost 13 metres (42 feet) high. In between the columns were statues of heroic emperors or gods from the classic pantheon (Ceres, Pluto and Proserpina).

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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). Stage Building of the Theatre of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13889/stage-building-of-the-theatre-of-augusta-emerita-m/

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Raddato, Carole. "Stage Building of the Theatre of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 24, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13889/stage-building-of-the-theatre-of-augusta-emerita-m/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Stage Building of the Theatre of Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Apr 2021. Web. 23 Sep 2021.