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Summary

Theatre of Sabratha, had 25 entrances and could seat approximately 5,000 spectators.

Class:

  • Theatre or amphitheatre
  • visible
  • Exact location
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Abrotonum

Sabratha (Σáβραθα): Phoenician, Punic, and Roman town in northwestern Libya, famous for its theater.

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Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The Theatre of Sabratha was built in the late 2nd century under Comodus. The theatre had 25 entrances and could seat approximately 5,000 spectators. It has a three-storey architectural backdrop. 

The structure appears largely intact owing to its reconstruction by Italian archaeologists in the 1930s.

Het theater van Sabratha is gebouwd ten tijde van Comodus rond het jaar 190. Het gebouw kende 25 ingangen en bood plaats aan 5.000 toeschouwers. De achterzijde telt drie verdiepingen.1

References

  1. Wikipedia: Sabratha