One of the most ancient sights of the resort Bodrum is the classical antique theatre - the Amphitheatre.
One of the most ancient sights of the resort Bodrum is the classical antique theatre - the amphitheatre of Bodrum which dates back to the 4th century. It is on a mountain with a picturesque view of the city.
In the southern part of the amphitheatre there is a two-story, rectangular stage. Even today, holes for mounting various stage decorations have been preserved in the stage wall.
Like all classical Greek amphitheatres, the arena in Bodrum consists of three main parts: the orchestra (stage), the choir seat and the theatron (spectator seats). The round stage is in the southern part of the theatre with its "back" to the sea, closing the space between the rows of the horseshoe-shaped auditorium and the choir. Behind it, there is a small exposition consisting of columns and other ancient artefacts.
Originally there were two tiers of spectator seats but only the lower level has survived. Its steps are literally carved out of the hill and lined with marble. Names are scratched on some places - this is how patrons who donated funds for the construction of the amphitheatre were immortalised in Halicarnassus. The theatre is next to the main road that links all the main monuments erected around the ancient city of Halicarnassus. Modern traffic along the highway somewhat spoils the atmosphere and makes it difficult to contemplate the monuments of the past. However, the authorities are developing a project that will improve not only the transport hub of the city, but also divert roads from the amphitheatre. The amphitheatre became an open-air museum in 1973, after excavations were carried out on the territory of the theatre.