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Theater Skene Reliefs 1
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View looking east at the amazingly well–preserved reliefs still in place on the skene of the theater at Perge.  (Some of these have been transported to the museum in Antalya).  Note also the two well–preserved doorways on the right and left sides of the image.

To view a portion of the frieze from the theater Click Here.

The theater at Perge is actually well preserved, but has not been reconstructed and is generally not open to the public.  It could accommodate about 14,000 spectators.  It is located south and west of the stadium - in what might be called the "entertainment district" of Perge.

Its original construction was during the Hellenistic period in the Greek style — cavea larger than a semi–circle, built into a hillside, etc.  It was reconstructed during the Roman era and was in existence when Paul, Barnabas, and John Mark visited the city.