THEATRE OF PERGAMON ANCIENT CITY
The 10,000-seat Pergamon Acropolis Theatre, known as the steepest theater in ancient history, is located on the southern slope of the Acropolis. This theater was known as the most magnificent theater of Asia Minor in ancient times. The view from the top rows of the theater, which has been very well preserved until today and is made of andesite stone, is breathtaking.
It is thought that it was built in the 3rd century BC, during the time of King Eumenes-II, and some additions were made during the Roman period. Researches show that there is another theater built before in the same place of this theater. Some of the wall remains from the old theater that was built can still be seen today.
There are 80 steps from the top to the stage and its height from the stage to the top is 36 meters. The lower part of the theater consists of seven pieces with neatly made staircases with a width of 74 cm so that the audience can easily enter and exit their seats; the upper parts are divided into six parts.
In the lower row of the lowest section, in the middle area facing the orchestra, there is a royal lodge made of marble. In the Hellenistic Age, there was a stage consisting of a wooden platform that could be disassembled and removed, and a stage building that was easily dismantled and removed.
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