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View from one of the upper rows of the Theater at Nysa looking down into the orchestra and stage areas.  The theater could seat about 12,000 people.  It was built in the second half of the first century BC.

Notice the stairs that divide the theater seating into sections.  The orange roof covers reliefs of mythological scenes that graced the stage area.  During the life of the theater the backdrop of the stage (the scaenae frons) was two, and sometimes three, stories high.

It went through a number of rebuilds during the Late Roman Period—during the reigns of the emperors Antoninus Pius and later Septimius Severus.

Just beyond the stage area the outline of the deep valley in which the stadium was located, is visible among the trees.