The Amphitheater had two entrances

The Amphitheater had two entrances

Roman Amphitheatre Of Alexandria, Kom El Dekka. The Amphitheater had two entrances in the course of the Roman interval; certainly one of them within the Southern part whereas the second was in the Northern section. However, these two entrances were closed during the Byzantine ruling interval. There were also two large rooms within the Southern and the Northern entrances that have been used as ready rooms. The Roman Amphitheater has the form of the letter ā€œUā€ or a horseshoe. An astonishing fact in regards to the Roman Amphitheater is that it was by no means a theater! A comparison which was carried out between the Roman Amphitheater in Alexandria and different related constructions in Italy, Greece, and Tunisia asserted the truth that the constructing in Alexandria was by no means supposed to be a theater.


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Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


Ancient Roman Theatre-Alexandria


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Besides the theatre at Kom el-Dikka, there are also Roman baths and a complete residential quarter dating from the Ptolemaic through the Medieval Period. The viewers part has a diameter of about 33 meters and consists of 13 rows manufactured from European white marble with the uppermost part being a portico made out of granite columns that have been introduced from Aswan and a few of them are still standing until at present. The thirteen rows of the Roman Amphitheatre of Alexandria have been numbered with Roman digits and letters to control the seating of the viewers on completely different events. Similarities exist between the theatres and amphitheaters of historical Rome. They were constructed out of the identical material, Roman concrete, and supplied a place for the public to go and see numerous occasions.


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City: Alexandria
Region: Kom El Dikka
Place: Ancient Roman Theatre
Date: 23/4/2022
Location: see on map


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