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Partial view on the amphitheatre of ancient Myra.

The theater is close by the rock tombs. It's in a relatively good condition. The cavea is carved into a slope of the rock. The galleries were supported at the sides with vaults, used for access to the upper galleries, containing shops. Below the diazoma were 29 rows of seats, and below them, 6 more rows. The scene is still standing in a way allowing better restoring. From the remaining fragments, a rich ornamentation becomes obvious.

In the background a crane is installed, a great help for the works.

On the ground, you will remark carefully sorted columns, capitals with acanthus leaves and mask-carved stones blocks.

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Additional Photos by Knut Thieme (HOBO) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 836 W: 29 N: 1057] (5282)
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