0 Likes

Kom El Dikka Roman Theater in Alexandria, Egypt
Egypt

Over 30 years of excavation have uncovered many Roman remains including this well-preserved theatre with galleries, sections of mosaic-flooring, and marble seats for up to 800 spectators. In Ptolemaic times, this area was the Park of Pan and a pleasure garden. The theater at one point may had been roofed over to serve as an Odeon for musical performances. Inscriptions suggest that it was sometimes also used for wrestling contests. The theatre stood with thirteen semi-circular tiers of white marble that was imported from Europe. Its columns are of green marble imported from Asia Minor, and red granite imported from Aswan. The wings on either side of the stage are decorated with geometric mosaic paving. The dusty walls of the trenches, from digging in the northeast side of the Odeon, are layered with extraordinary amounts of potsherds. Going down out of the Kom, you can see the substantial arches and walls in stone, the brick of the Roman baths, and the remains of Roman houses.

http://www.touregypt.net/alromthe.htm

View More »

Copyright: Konrad Łaszczyński
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9862x4931
Uploaded: 23/07/2012
Updated: 11/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: roman; theater; alexandria; egypt; amphitheater
comments powered by Disqus

Salma ElDardiry
2eema w ceema Coffee place
Salma ElDardiry
BirthdayGirl :)
Salma ElDardiry
windsor palace vintage Restaurant
Salma ElDardiry
Windors Palace roof
Mohamed Attef
El-Ramel Station Corniche
Salma ElDardiry
windsor palace roof 02
Salma ElDardiry
El Hindi
Salma ElDardiry
pathway - shalalat garden
Mina Ashraf
El Kedeseen Church
Mohamed Attef
My First Pole Pano using Ricoh Theta #Ricoh #Theta #360 #photosphere #Egypt #Alexandria
Konrad Łaszczyński
Royal Library of Alexandria
Andrey Ilyin
The exibition of rare books and pictures
Geoff Mather
Lynmouth Harbour Devon England Uk
heiwa4126
Ueno Ameyoko
Andrea Biffi
Panthéon
Andrea Biffi
Via Mala
Trebol-a
Casa del comandante
Atila Bezdan
Mali Stapar Lock and Sluice
Butch Cronin
World War ll Memorial
Christian Laheyne
Hassan II Mosque
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Balovnevo. Church. On the roof (2010)
Christian Laheyne
The Hassan II mosque in Casablanca
Furman Artjem
Dead Sea
Hiroharu Shizuya
Matsuo mine apartment group ruins 4F
Konrad Łaszczyński
Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori
Konrad Łaszczyński
Urzad gminy branszczyk
Konrad Łaszczyński
Swietlica wiejska stare budy gmina branszczyk
Konrad Łaszczyński
Zelazowa wola przed dworkiem
Konrad Łaszczyński
Italy, Bergamo via Rosate
Konrad Łaszczyński
Powodz w warszawie most swietokrzyski
Konrad Łaszczyński
Udrzyn pod bojanami gmina branszczyk
Konrad Łaszczyński
Zelazowa wola park
Konrad Łaszczyński
North Pyramid (Red Pyramid) El Marazeek Dahshour Egypt
Konrad Łaszczyński
Shrimp bazaar in Alexandria
Konrad Łaszczyński
Urzad miasta warszawa bemowo
Konrad Łaszczyński
Kosciol wewnatrz poreba
More About Egypt

Egypt ; Arabic: مصر‎, Miṣr or Máṣr) is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Western Asia. Covering an area of about 1,010,000 square kilometers (390,000 sq mi), Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. The great majority of its estimated 82 million live near the banks of the Nile River, in an area of about 40,000 square kilometers (15,000 sq mi), where the only arable agricultural land is found. The large areas of the Sahara Desert are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in urban areas, with the majority spread across the densely-populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. The southern city of Luxor contains numerous ancient artifacts, such as the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings. Egypt is widely regarded as an important political and cultural nation of the Middle East.