Ancient theatre unearthed on the island of Lefkada
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Ancient theatre unearthed on the island of Lefkada

Archaeological excavations on the Ionian island of Lefkada have uncovered a large ancient theatre.

The discovery was made on Koulmou hill. The Greek Ministry of Culture announced the discovery. The archaeologists knew very little about the theatre, which was not mentioned in any ancient sources, though the logs of an early 20th-century archaeological excavation under the direction of German archaeologist Ε. Κrüger, lasting only a few days, recorded the discovery of signs indicating the presence of an ancient theatre.

Greek archaeologists confirmed the existence of the theatre and uncovered rows of seats, parts of the orchestra and some of the retaining walls for the stage.

The excavation will continue in order to reveal and protect the monument.