The Theatre at Tauromenium

(Taromina, Sicily, Italy)

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Modern Taromina, Sicily, Italy

Theatre Type:

Greco-Roman Theatre

Date of Construction:

265 BC

Renovation Dates:

Trajanic / Hadrianic period (98-138 AD), Turned into arena end 2nd/early 3rd cent. AD



Cavea Width: 109 meters
Orchestra: Diameter 28 meters

Seating Capacity:

8,900 / 11,150

Architectural Drawings:

Plan View

Across the river from Xanthus, 2 1/2 miles to the south-west and 2 miles from the coast, is the well-known sanctuary of Leto. Until 1962 little was to be seen beyond a theatre and a mass of blocks marking the site of a temple; since then the French excavators have uncovered the major part of the sanctuary and adjoining building, working largely under the water-table, and have recovered many interesting document concerning it. The excavation is continuing at the time of writing, and the publication is not yet complete.
(George E. Bean. Lycian Turkey. 1978). More...

Theatre Specification Table



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