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Near Tsipori, Northern District, Israel — West Asia (the Levant in the Middle East)
 

The Theater

 
 
The Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
1. The Theater Marker
Inscription.  
The Roman theater was built in the late first or early second century C.E. Carved into the bedrock on the steep northern slope of the hill. It's diameter is 72 m., and it seated 4000.
The rows of seats constructed on the hewn bedrock were robbed in antiquity. The lowest three rows are partly reconstructed with original stones.

Behind the orchestra (place of the choir during the Greek period, and reserved for honored guests in Roman times) stood a stage. It's floor was made of wooden planks and all performances were held on it. The structure which stood behind the partly reconstructed stage (Scaeane Frons) is not preserved.

The preservation work of the Roman theater, has been done through the generosity of the Nash Foundation, and in memory of Leo and Julia Forchheimer in collaberation with the Galilee Foundation Inc.
 
Erected by the Galilee Foundation Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyEntertainmentSettlements & Settlers.
 
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45.203′ N, 35° 16.806′ E. Marker is near Tsipori, Northern District. Marker can be reached from National Route 7926 just north of National Route 79, on the right when traveling north. This historical marker is located in the Zippori National Park, which encompasses the ruins of the ancient Roman- and talmudic-era city of Zippori, and is located in the rolling hills of Lower Galilee, west of Nazareth. The historical marker is located at the base of the town's theater. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Citadel (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Church of St. Joseph (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Architectural Elements of the Church-Synagogue (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Byzantine Mosaics (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); The Ancient Village of Nazareth (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Basilica of the Annunciation (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Mount of Precipice (approx. 8.3 kilometers away); Ancient Yodfat (approx. 8.8 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Zippori known also as Sepphoris. This is a link to information provided by the Jewish Magazine website. (Submitted on May 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Ancient Tzipori. This is a link to information provided in an article by The Jerusalem Post. (Submitted on May 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
The Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
2. The Theater Marker
View of the historical marker in the left foreground, the theater in the distant right background, and the citadel on the distant high ground above the theater.
 

3. Tzippori. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on May 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
The Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
3. The Theater Marker
View of the theater.
The Theater image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
4. The Theater
View of the walking trails approach to the theater.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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