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  • Theater in the mountains at Arykanda
    Theater in the mountains at Arykanda
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    Looking up valley from the necropolis
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    by mtncorg Written Jul 7, 2009

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    Higher up the hill was the commercial center of the town. Along the northern edge were twelve separate shops that could be entered by two steps up from the agora floor. Temples, shops, a bouleutrion – town hall – and a sebasteion – shrine for gods/emperors – were all among those buildings found along the slope rising above the agora.

    Shops lined the front of the Agora Mosaic floor in the sebasteion Old water channel in the agora
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    Public buildings were built along this large flat area west of the theater. About 75 meters long with a Temple of Tykhe – Goddess of fortune and luck – placed in the center. There is an odeon located off the north side of the State Agora where music, poetry and maybe debates were heard.

    Plaza of the State Agora at Arykanda Seating at the Odeon Tree marks the former temple of Tyhke
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    Above the theater, the stadium is carved into the hillside. Present-day runners might have to account for a tree or two in their lanes making the sprints more of a steeplechase. Carved into the rock above the seats were small alcoves in which many gods were worshipped. In Byzantine times, the skeletons of babies were placed in amphorae and then set into the niches in hope that the gods would protect the dead little ones.

    The stadium has added new tree obstacles Niches above the seats for gods and babies
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