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Turkey, Pergamum - Theatre
The Hellenistic theatre at Pergamum is extraordinary. Itís built into a steep hill-side, in close proximity to the cityís famous altar of Zeus, as well as to temples dedicated to Athena and Dionysus. But the constraints of the chosen site meant that the theatre could not take the Ďnormalí Greek shape (rather more than a semi-circle). Instead, to fit in the required number of seats, the cavea was extended vertically: there are 78 rows. The result is vertiginous.
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Album name:Abu Galyon / Ancient Sites Photo Gallery
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Date added:Mar 04, 2010
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