Photographer's Note

It was constructed towards year 16-15 to C and donated by Marco Agripa (son-in-law of Augusto emperor), it dates almost from the same time of the foundation of Emerita Augusta (Merida). It was in use until second half of century IV, undergoing some remodelings in century I and II d.C. The capacity of the Theater was of 6,000 people. The launching slips or "caveas" of semicircular form are divided in 3 sectors: IMA, AVERAGE, SUMMA CAVEA where the different social classes from the time were distributed. In front of IMA CAVEA it was the "semicircular Orchesta" destined the choirs. The scene with a length of 60 meters. With length and 7 meters of depth it was covered originally with wood. The front of the scene is made up of entrants and of two rows of columns that reach 18m of height, being they located the sculptures like decorative element.

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Additional Photos by Goncalo Lopes (Bluejeans) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9250 W: 115 N: 13285] (64251)
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