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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Pamukkale in Merkez (District), Denizli, Turkey
 

The Theatre

The Theatre Today

 
 
The Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2018
1. The Theatre Marker
Inscription. In the latest years the theatre continues to represent one of the top priorities for the Italian Mission, that continues the studies and has started important actions of preservation, restoration and presentation of the monument.

The project of reconstruction of the stage with an elegant steel structure completed by travertine slabs, completely reversible, along with the completion of the rebuilding of the iposcenium façade, today provide the visitor with a unitary understanding of the scaenaefrons. Now it's possible to use the theatre again for contemporary spectacles and cultural events. The period 2009-2013 saw the restoration of the frons scaenae, with the recomposition of the first order, made up of 7 marble aediculae that support triangular and curved pediments. Today the restoration offers visitors an extraordinary example of the baroque architecture of Asia Minor. The marble decoration, the sculpted reliefs and the long dedicatory inscription to the emperor Septimius Severus (early 3rd century AD) make this building unique in the Mediterranean.
 
Erected by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
 
Location. 37° 55.623′ N, 29° 7.768′ E. Marker is near Pamukkale, Denizli, in Merkez
The Hierapolis Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2018
2. The Hierapolis Theatre
View of the featured Hierapolis Theatre.
(District). Marker can be reached from Pamukkale just from Yeniköy Yolu, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. From the archaeological park's visitor center at the south park entrance, this marker is actually located to the north, a short distance off an un-named park roadway (that also serves as a pedestrian trail), at the walk-in entrance to the theatre complex.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple Nymphaeum (3rd century AD) / Tapinak Nymphaeumu(i.S, III. yüzyıl) (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Martyrion of St. Philip (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Hierapolis (approx. 0.6 kilometers away).
 
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The Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2018
3. The Theatre Marker
A closer look at some of the restored ornate features of the Hierapolis Theatre.
The Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2018
4. The Theatre Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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