The stadium ended in marble cladding of the back wall of the theatre.
The theatre stage was richly decorated with marble. The remains are still in place (and in a jumble because of the many earthquakes that hit it).
On the picture: The theater seen from the west. It is some 100 m wide and could hold 20000 people.
Although dating from the second half of the 2nd century AD (Roman era), it has an ‘auditorium’ (seating section) in Greek-hellenistic style, that exceeds the semicircular form which was the usual Roman lay-out.
Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: ‘Anadolu Uygarlıkları’ (Anatolian Civilisations) – Prof. Dr. Ekrem Akurgal.
& ‘Antik Stadyumlar’ – Secda Saltuk (Istanbul 1995).