This photograph displays the remains of the first tier of seats in the theater. The elaborate stone benches are fitted into foundations cut into bedrock on this first section.

The seats are carefully shaped with a lip edge for spectators’ comfort. On the far end of the row, several seats have been reconstructed.

Seats in the front row, along the orchestra pit, had backs on them (both the backs and the lips have broken off over time) to provide extra comfort for the important people who sat there.


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