Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ancient Theater Ruins

The Ancient Theater Ruins (also known as the Hellenistic Theatre) are located near Saint Paul's Pillar and Fabrica Hill in the city of Kato Paphos, within the Paphos district of Cyprus.
 

This ancient theater was built during the 4th century BC and destroyed during the 5th century AD.  The Ancient Theater Ruins have not been fully excavated, yet.

According to a sign at the Paphos Archaeological Site,  "Systematic excavations which began in 1995 have uncovered large parts of the building.  It consists of a semicircular auditorium whose central part was cut into the natural rock of the hill and the rest was supported on an artificial earthen embankment.  The surface of stone was covered with cement and then with a fine hard plaster imitating marble."








The Ancient Theater Ruins are a quick stop for tourists and locals, particularly while exploring Saint Paul's Pillar and Fabrica Hill.


Site: Ancient Theater Ruins. 

Category: Archaeological Site. 

Location: Near Saint Paul's Pillar and Fabrica Hill in the city of Kato Paphos, within the Paphos district of Cyprus. 

Phone Number: N/A. 

Operating Hours: Daylight hours. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 

Date of Visit: 2008 and 2011.

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