Caesarea Maritima: Herod’s theater (3)

 

Caesarea-Maritima-Herod-theater-sketch

An informative sign at Herod’s theater in Caesarea Maritima provides some detail and a helpful sketch of what the theater might have looked like in ancient times.

“The only [ancient] remnants left from the Theater of Caesarea [Maritima] are rows of seats [cavea], the orchestra, the stage, and the scena-frons which is an ornamental wall behind the stage. How did it look like? Comparisons show that it might resemble the facade of a two or three-story building with elegant doorways decorated with columns, niches, and sculptures.”

 

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