Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Roman Theater at Aspendos, Turkey

Aspendos is an old Greek city on the south coast of Turkey. The theater was built in 155 AD by the  architect Zenon, a native of the town. With a diameter of 96 metres (315 ft), it provided seating for 12,000.

What an amazing thing, another spectacular remnant of the classical past that I never heard of. Below other images of the town, the aqueduct and then the basilica.

And a coin of Aspendos, c. 377-333 BC, showing scenes from the Olympic games and a delightful little triskelion.

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