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  • Syria Street in ancient Laodicea
    Syria Street in ancient Laodicea
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  • Poppies where patrons used to sit
    Poppies where patrons used to sit
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  • Pamukkale is visible in the distance
    Pamukkale is visible in the distance
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    Dedicated to Emperor Titus (79-81 AD), the stadium is found on the south edge of the old city. Some seats remain, but most are gone ending up as pieces of someone’s home or garden. It was estimated that some 20 to 25,000 people could have been accommodated. On the northeast edge of the stadium a South Bath-Gymnasium complex can be found that was dedicated to Emperor Hadrian and his wife Sabina on the occasion of their visit in 135. The arches are some of the best remaining architectural workmanship remaining in the city.

    The stadium at Laodicea Grasses grow where athletes once competed Description of the stadium Teh stadium and the bath/gymnasium complex beyond The stadium and Denizli in the distance
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    The second theater uncovered dates to the 2nd C AD. While many of the seats are gone today – reused for the marble – it is thought that there might have been room for some 12,000 people in this theater. Poppies grow where patrons used to sit. Across the valley, the white cotton of Pamukkale is clearly seen.

    The North Theater of Laodicea Description of the North Theater North Theater at Laodicea Pamukkale is visible in the distance Poppies where patrons used to sit
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    There are two theaters that have been uncovered amongst the ruins of Laodicea. The theater on the west side of the city dates to earlier Hellenistic times. This theater stayed in use up to the 7th C AD and is supposed to have been able to seat up to 8,000 people.

    West theater at Laodicea Description of the West Theater of Laodicea Inside the bowl of the theater Looking up from the stage in the West Theater
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    The act of restoring or rebuilding a ruined building or monument using original elements to the greatest degree is called anastylosis. The Library of Celsus at Ephesus, the Treasury at Petra, the buildings of My Son in Viet Nam, The Erechtheion and parts of the Parthenon itself are all but some of the better known examples. Much of the magnificence of the site here at aodicea is due to the reconstructions that have been painstakingly done giving the visitor a better feel for what the town must have looked like back in the early centuries of the Common Era.

    Cranes lift the old stones into place once again The Temple of Apollo rises from the ground
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