View looking south from the top northern edge of the theater. Right, and above the center, the open area with trees is the commercial agora. Probably Paul worked here, as did the artisans who made the silver images of Artemis. So it is no wonder that when the riot of the silversmiths, led by Demetrius, began (in the Commercial Agora?) that the crowd moved into the nearby theater. See especially Acts 19: 23—41.
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