Roman Theatre

The first display area is the corridor of the history of theater, ranging from century to century I. This corridor also serves to reach the neighborhood where the theater across the street Ordonez General underground. We can find archaeological objects, drawings, photographs, audio-visual. From recent times, how are you of the thirteenth century jugs Passing these amphorae Byzantine period (sixth century) And of course everyday objects from the Roman period (first century), as these dice and tokens to play, needles and stuff. And also photos and drawings of the excavations Then we came to the room 1 THE ARCHITECTURE OF THEATRE Here we find original parts Theatre, capitals, columns, busts, and also a model of Roman Theatre in Cartagena. The room is quite spacious.

The capitals are so high because it is the actual height to which they were We went up the escalator and came to the room 2 THE THEATRE AND SOCIETY Theatre was not only a place of amusement, was also the place to disseminate political ideas Augusto and religious and those who had financed the princes Gaius and Lucius. About it is this room. The rooms are connected by escalators will gradually rise to the level necessary to visit the Roman Theatre. There is also a lift to the 1st places. The fourth area is rising again by the escalators, the BROKER ARCHEOLOGICAL, which is accessed by this beautiful, softly lit passage: This area is under the foundation, which had to be overcome, of the Church of Santa Maria la Vieja (or Old Cathedral). We found a corridor where there are remains of the various historical phases, such as the second century Roman house or the Roman mosaic, which You can step on as did the owners of the house almost 2,000 years ago and we finally got to the Roman Theatre of Cartagena we are more or less at half height of the bleachers.

There were three areas, the highest, summa cavea to the masses, then there were the mean and the image cavea cavea, the most lower zone. The below was a, most important was, of course. This is a panorama of the whole theater, composed of several images. From here you can see better the height of the stands could hold 6,000 people. For here is passed to the top area of the Basilica in the background is the entrance of the so-called Old Cathedral, which was built on the side of the theater in the nineteenth century and was largely destroyed during the Civil War. When we passed through the corridor archaeologists were lower their foundations in these columns you can see the height that had the front of the scene, about 16 feet away with a double portico. Too bad he is not retained, as should be spectacular. Finally the “scene” with its wooden floorboards and large enough. It is best seen where the acoustic Teatro Romano excellent: you can talk to someone in the stands without raising his voice. The truth is he has done an excellent day to visit the theater.

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