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Stadium & Theater
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View looking north down from the stadium toward the theater.  Note the raised area on the right and left of the image—the seating area of the stadium.  The outside wall of the theater can be seen in the distance!

On the right (east) side of the image notice the deformed seats—due to earthquakes.

This arrangement of stadium plus theater combination is almost totally unique to Aizanoi—the only other combination known to this author is found at New Testament Jericho in Israel/Palestine (built by Herod the Great 37–4 B.C.).

The construction of the stadium began about A.D. 160.

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