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    Aspendos Roman Theatre
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    Aspendos Roman Theatre

    by MikeAtSea Written Mar 4, 2005

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    Aspendos Roman Theatre

    Aspendos is probably one of the best-preserved theatres of the antiquity that I have seen. It was built for 15.000 spectators. Still used today, the theatre’s galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architect’s success.

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    ASPENDOS - the historical bridge...

    by belgianchocolate Updated Jun 8, 2004

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    The Bridge

    This 225 meters long bridge attracts a lot of tourists. You know what the consequences are of that. A lot of souvenir shops as well...

    The bridge is 4,5 till 5,7 meters wide and was build by an Anatolian emperor at the beginning of the 13th century. This emperor used old roman remains for this.

    The bridge got restored in 1996-98...and they did this so good that the thing looks new.

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    Wonderful Aspendos

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Apr 2, 2004

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    Aspendos

    This is the boring waterfall. Lovely picture but we didn't like all the fuzz

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    We visited Aspendos as part of a daytrip from Side
    First, we stopped at a boring waterfall, next for lunch in a terrible expensive restautant where we only had some water and coke and for the rest played in the water.
    The third stop was in a commercial jewelry (I hate these stops) but finally we arrived at my destination Aspendos

    (Aspendos is known for his best-preserved theater of antiquity with seating for 15.000. Still used today, the theater's galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architects success. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and one of the largest aqueducts in Anatolia.)

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    Wonderful Aspendos

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Apr 2, 2004

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    Aspendos

    Detail of the walls.

    We visited Aspendos as part of a daytrip from Side
    First, we stopped at a boring waterfall, next for lunch in a terrible expensive restautant where we only had some water and coke and for the rest played in the water.
    The third stop was in a commercial jewelry (I hate these stops) but finally we arrived at my destination Aspendos

    (Aspendos is known for his best-preserved theater of antiquity with seating for 15.000. Still used today, the theater's galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architects success. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and one of the largest aqueducts in Anatolia.)

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    Wonderful Aspendos

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Apr 2, 2004

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    Aspendos

    Overlooking the magnificent Theatre.

    We visited Aspendos as part of a daytrip from Side
    First, we stopped at a boring waterfall, next for lunch in a terrible expensive restautant where we only had some water and coke and for the rest played in the water.
    The third stop was in a commercial jewelry (I hate these stops) but finally we arrived at my destination Aspendos

    (Aspendos is known for his best-preserved theater of antiquity with seating for 15.000. Still used today, the theater's galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architects success. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and one of the largest aqueducts in Anatolia.)

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    Wonderful Aspendos

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Apr 2, 2004

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    Aspendos

    The three childern (tired) and Catherine on the top level of the amphitheatre.

    We visited Aspendos as part of a daytrip from Side
    First, we stopped at a boring waterfall, next for lunch in a terrible expensive restautant where we only had some water and coke and for the rest played in the water.
    The third stop was in a commercial jewelry (I hate these stops) but finally we arrived at my destination Aspendos

    (Aspendos is known for his best-preserved theater of antiquity with seating for 15.000. Still used today, the theater's galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architects success. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and one of the largest aqueducts in Anatolia.)

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    Wonderful Aspendos

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Apr 2, 2004
    Aspendos

    Far away, you see the remains of the Roman aquaduct.
    We visited Aspendos as part of a daytrip from Side
    First, we stopped at a boring waterfall, next for lunch in a terrible expensive restautant where we only had some water and coke and for the rest played in the water.
    The third stop was in a commercial jewelry (I hate these stops) but finally we arrived at my destination Aspendos

    (Aspendos is known for his best-preserved theater of antiquity with seating for 15.000. Still used today, the theater's galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architects success. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and one of the largest aqueducts in Anatolia.)

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    Wonderful Aspendos

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Feb 10, 2004

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    Aspendos

    Daytrip from Side
    First, we stopped at a boring waterfall, next for lunch in a terrible expensive restautant where we only had some water and coke and for the rest played in the water

    The third stop was in a commercial jewelry (I hate these stops)

    but finally we arrived at my destination
    Aspendos with the fabulous Roman Amfitheatre

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    ASPENDOS - theater

    by belgianchocolate Updated Nov 24, 2003

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    The huge theater.

    Aspendos (Belkis) is proud of the largest remaining theater...

    40 Rows of marble banks are build against a hill top. A wall of 30 m high contained the theater.

    It was designed by architect Zeno , son of Theodorius in the year 167.
    It was build in the time of Marcus Aurelius by two brothers as a a gift to the city and dedication to the Gods. (tell me what would we have without religion?)

    The theater can contain about 15 000 people. Witch made me think about the size of this city...the wealth of this Roman trade center.

    The theater is so well preserved - thanks to the efforts of the seljuk's in the 13th century - that there is still a period in june when there are still opera and ballet performances going on.

    Quit expensive to see the site (10 000 000 tl) but worth every lira. Visit the other remains first and keep the theater for dessert.

    There are two bows in the highest gallery that are recently restored in it's old glory. Have a closer look there.

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    ASPENDOS - the aquaduct

    by belgianchocolate Written Nov 24, 2003

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    Aquaduct

    spectacualar remains of the aquaduct can be seen in the little village that Aspendos is nowadays.

    The construction was build in the year 100 by Tiberius laudius Italicus and was used to transport water over a kilometer to the town that is situated a lot higher.

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    Aspendos Roman Theatre II

    by MikeAtSea Written Mar 4, 2005

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    Aspendos Roman Theatre

    The structure of the Roman Theatre is almost completely intact also the adjacent rooms that were used as dressing rooms next to the platform for the shows.

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