Aspendus Roman Theatre

(modern Belkiz, Turkey)

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Location Belkiz, Turkey

GPS Coordinates

36.93903, 31.17251

Theatre Type:

Roman Theatre

Date of Construction:

161 - 189 CE

Cavea Width: 95.5 meters Orchestra Width: 23.8 meters

Seating Capacity:

15,000 to 20,000

Architectural Drawings:

Plan View

The ancient city of Aspendos (modern city of Belkis, ancient city of Pamphylia) is located on Turkey's southern Mediterranean coast forty-seven kilometers from the modern city of Antalya. Its spectacularly well-preserved theatre is one of the best examples of Roman theatre construction in the world. While there was probably an earlier ancient theatre on the site, it was completely obliterated by the Roman theatre, which was built during the reign of Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD). ---More....


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