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Afrodisias stadion

Afrodisias stadion

One of a series of pictures of the theatre. It dates from the second half of the first century and was rebuilt near the end of the second. On a wall near the north parados (entrance) a set of inscriptions was found from the first half of the third century, with letters and historical annotations, going back to the first century BC.


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Guest 23-Feb-2011 10:03
Kaandorp
The best preserved stadion of Anatolia, maybe even of the Ancient World. 30.000 spectators. After the earthquake of the VIIth cent. the eastern part (foreground) was arranged for gladiator games and the like.
Hüseyin Erkut 12-Nov-2006 02:37
Dear Osseman, the story of 318 monks originates from this stadion-amphitheatre :) Walls seen behind are city ramparts