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Aizanoi june 2008 2278.jpg

Aizanoi june 2008 2278.jpg

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From the gymnasium a road leads to the stadium and the theatre at its end. A combinatio0n of these two is unique. Building started around 160 and proceeded into the middle of the third century AD. Again M. Apuleius Eurykles seems to have had a hand in some of the building works.

On the picture: The west entrance to the stadium, seen from the inside. It was built in the middle of the western facade.
The stadium is 213½ m long, and up to 83 m wide (it is wider in its middle than at the northern and southern ends). It had a capacity of 13500 people.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: ‘Aizanoi Antique City’ (Ref 5724, 2012)– World Heritage Tentative List, Unesco (see: & ‘Antik Stadyumlar’ – Secda Saltuk (Istanbul 1995).

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