Built in about 3 BC, the Roman theatre in Cartagena, Spain is one of dozens that have survived all over Europe.
The theatre could accommodate about 6,000 spectators on tiered seating and was dedicated to the two grandsons of the Emperor Augustus. The stage measured about 43 meters in length and the supporting columns were of travertine and marble.
The theatre was first discovered in 1988, although excavations weren't completed until 2003.
The site became a museum in 2008; visitors can see not only the architectural features of the innovative and cleverly designed theatre, but items found at the site including glassware, pottery and statuary.Places nearby:
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