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Theater Seating 2
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View from above, looking at the seating area (cunei). In the lower right portion of the photo the "belt walkway" (diazoma) is visible, and the arcade is visible in the upper portion of the image.

At the top of the seating area is a vaulted arcade (partially restored). It is estimated that the theater could seat 15,000 people although in recent years about 40,000 have been squeezed into the theater for certain events!

For another view of the seating area click here.

This theater is one of the best preserved from the Roman world. The architect Zeno the son of Theodore built it during the reign of Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 161–180).

For brief a description of the significance of Aspendos click here.