The Theatre of Aspendos

The Theatre of Aspendos (HM1L0M)

Location: , Antalya 07500 Serik
Country: Turkey
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N 36° 56.354', E 31° 10.351'

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Aspendos Tiyatmsu

Theatre of Aspendos is the best preserved ancient theatre in Asia Minor and the most Magnificent Roman building of the province of Pamphylia as well. It was designed by the architect Zeno, son of Theodorus. This theatre by Zeno shows the final culmination of the practical as well as representative ideas of Roman theatre architecture.
Two-storied scaenae front is the most impressive part of the theatre. It was covered by marble and luxuriously decorated with forty free-standing columns and niches for statues at the back.
The capacity of the theatre is about 15 thousand people. Scenebuilding was repaired by the Seljuk's (13th cent.) and used as a cervansarai (caravanserai) with some small additions.
It was built in the time of emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 A.D.) by the two brothers "Curtius Crispinus and Curtius Auspicatus", as a gift to the city and dedicated to the gods of the country and to the imperial house.

Turkish: Anadolu antik tiyatroları içinde günümüze en iyi korunagelmiş olanı Aspendos tiyatrosudur. Theodoros' un oğlu mimar Zeno tarafından yapılan bina aynı zamanda Pamphylia eyaletinin de Roma döneminde ki en görkemli yapısıdır. Zeno'nun bu tiyatrosu hem yapım tekniğinin en son aşamasını hem de Roma tiyatro mimarisinin tüm özetliklerini sergiler.


Tiyatronun en göz alıcı yeri sahne binasının iki kattı olan iç cephesidir. Tamamen mermerle kaplı olan cephe 40 sütunlu zengin bir bezeme ve arkasında heykellerin bulunduğu nişlerden oluşmaktadır



Ortalama 15 bin kişilik olan tiyatronun sahne binası Selçuklular döneminde (13.y.y) onarılarak birkaç küçük ilâveyle kervansaray olarak kullanılmıştır.



İmparator Marcus Aurelius (M.S. 161-180) devrinde "Curtius Crispinus ve Curtius Auspicatus" adlı ini kardeş tarafından yaptırılarak şehre hediye edillen tiyatro ülkenin tanrılan ve imparatora ithaf edilmiştir.
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Date Added Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)36S E 337260 N 4089691
Decimal Degrees36.93923333, 31.17251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 56.354', E 31° 10.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 56' 21.24" N, 31° 10' 21.06" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Aspendos Yolu, Antalya 07500, TR
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