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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The ancient theater of Philippopolis is situated in the Old Town in Plovdiv. It was built in the beginning of the 2nd century AD during the ruling of Emperor Trayan (98 – 117 AD). It is one of the best preserved antique theaters in the world. Inscriptions and exquisite statues which are now included in the building architecture were found. This antique theater was used to accommodate 5 to 7 thousand viewers. A large part of the construction was demolished at the end of the 4th century by fire or an earthquake, after which 20 of 28 rows of the amphitheatrical theatron remained. Due to the total demolition of the scene, it was reconstructed after comprehensive archaeological research.

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