Theater, Delphi, Greece

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4th century BCE
The theater was originally built in the 4th century BCE with white stone from Parnassos which probably replaced an earlier structure made of wood. The auditorium has 35 rows of seats divided by a gangway which was accessible from the enclosure wall. It was enlarged in the 2nd century. The skene was in two parts with a proscenium in front divided in three parts corresponding to those in the building behind it. The skene was low so that the audience could enjoy the view. The Archivision Collection of Ancient Sites was funded by the Jack Martin Balcer Library Endowment. Keywords: Greece, Central Greece and Euboea, Phocis, Delphi, Ancient Greek, Mediterranean, theatre. Photographed by Scott Gilchrist, Archivision.
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