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Denis Baly

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The theatre at Delphi, built further up the hill from the Temple of Apollo. It was built sometime in the 4th century B.C. and made mostly of local Parnassus limestone. The theatre offered its viewers a breathtaking view of the valley beyond (see previous image). "Its 35 rows can accommodate around five thousand spectators who in ancient times enjoyed plays, poetry readings, and musical events during the various festivals that took place periodically at Delphi. The lower tiers of seats were built during the Hellenistic and Roman periods." (Source: Sakoulas, Thomas. "Delphi Theater." Ancient-Greece.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Mar. 2017.)

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Delphi, Greece

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