Turkey: Archaeologists found ancient greek theater
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Turkey: Archaeologists found ancient greek theater

Archaeologists have unearthed the glorious amphitheater of the ancient Greek city of Magarsos, currently named Karatas, in Turkey.

According to Turkish newspaper “Hürriyet” the beautiful amphitheater can host up to 3,000 people and, so far, more than half has been brought to light by archaeologists who have removed the soil that was covering it. Nearly 60 percent of the ancient city, which dates back to the 5th century B.C., has been unearthed so far. The sea-view theater is 150-meters-long and 30-meters-wide.

Çukurova University Professor Fatih Gülşen, the excavation’s scientific consultant, said Magarsus was one of the most important coastal towns of the ancient world. Huge structures, such as theaters, baths, stadiums and state buildings left their marks on the city.

Local authorities intend to use it for cultural events, 2,500 years after its construction, as they did with another ancient Greek theater found in Aspendos, west of Antalya.