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Theater 1
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View looking west at the northwest corner of the Roman Theater at Xanthos.  On the lower right side of the image, the straight stone “wall” is the well–preserved stage.  On the left, the curvature of the cavea with the seating and aisles of the theater is visible. 

The semi–circular area in the lower center of the image is the orchestra area.  The arched parados (entrance) leads into it.  Note too the relatively high wall that outlines the orchestra.  This was added when the theater was turned into an amphitheater so that it was fit to hold gladiatorial and animal fights.

Above and to the left of the parados the damaged seating was probably  the result of earthquake activity in the area of Xanthos

Towering over the theater on the west are the Harpy Tomb and the Lydian Sarcophagus.