Ancient theatre B’

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    The Ancient theatre B'The lack of monuments and major sanctuaries of ancient Larissa, that are not saved, is counterbalanced by the occurrence of two ancient theatres, which, in conjunction with the monuments of the Byzantine era and Ottoman period, structure now the historic center of the modern city.

    Ancient theatre B’ lies west of ancient theatre A’ has a tripartite scene raised on a stone platform preserved at a height of 0,60m while its upper part was built of mud bricks and had wooden roof.

    Το Β' Αρχαίο θέατρο
    The Ancient theatre B’

    Behind the scene was an enclosure wall was unearthed along 50,50m. The west parodos was revealed along a length of 9m., while the east one was partly excavated, since its biggest section lies under the modern road.

    In the west sector of the orchestra there is a stepped podium, probably belonging to the altar (thymele).

    Β' Αρχαίο Θέατρο - Το κοίλο και η σκηνή
    The koilo and scene
    Β' Αρχαίο Θέατρο - Η θυμέλη
    The thymele
    Β' Αρχαίο Θέατρο - Η σκηνή
    The scene

    The koilon is divided by fourteen stairways into thirteen sectors, each one comprising two tiers of marble seats. The stones of the tiers belonged to an earlier, obviously by then destroyed, edifice.

    Β' Αρχαίο Θέατρο - Εδώλια
    The theatre's seats
    Β' Αρχαίο Θέατρο - Είσοδος
    Theatre entrance

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    The construction of ancient theatre B’ started in the 1st cent. B.C. Completed were, however, the scene and the orchestra, while the koilon and parodoi were unfinished.

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