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The Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria in the Kom al-Dikka Complex, Alexandria.

The Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria in the Kom al-Dikka Complex, Alexandria.

Contemporary researchers that made some comparisons between the Roman Amphitheatre of Alexandria and other similar structures that were discovered in Italy, Greece and the Theatre of Garash in Tunisia have concluded many interesting facts. The first fact that was proved out of these researchers is that the Roman Amphitheatre of Alexandria was not constructed originally to be a theatre hosting performances and artistic events. roman amphitheatre

This type of theatres was usually designed in the shape of the letter "C" to allow all the spectators, sitting all around the audience section, to watch the performances from any angle.

Moreover, the small size of the structure, that used to host up to 600 people as a maximum, in comparison with the large number of inhabitants of the city of Alexandria during the Roman period proves that this structure was never constructed to be a theatre and it was rather used for meetings of important figures and officials or for private performances with a limited number of audience.

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Photo taken @ Alexandria on 16 October 2018 (© ER's Eyes / Flickr)

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