25.9.16

Laodicea Theater

Laodicea Theater is situated on the north-east side of the ancient city which was built in 3rd C BC as the Greek theater  and it was expanded during the reign of Nero so the capasity reached up 20.000 seats as the second biggest amphi-theatre after Ephesus. Nero also  was the emperor whom he sent Roman money to enlarge Roman theatres and arenas in Asia. The skene, where the tragedies were performed- is completely destroyed but  the cavea-the spectators’ seats with rows and orchestra- the musical shows and speeches were held- are in good condition today. The grand theatre used to be house for many  important events, celebrations and festivals. It is about 2000 years old , excavations and restorations on the theatre are still going on.





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