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The Greek theater is located on the territory of the Archaeological Park in Syracuse.
The stone tribunes of the theater were extended to the sea, and the stage stood against the background of the sea horizon. Here in ancient times, popular meetings were held, as well as battles of ancient Greek actors were carried out. In those days, the theater could accommodate up to 15 thousand spectators.
After the capture of Syracuse by the Romans, the structure of the theater was greatly changed to organize gladiatorial fights. In the 17th century, due to the eruption of Etna, part of the ancient Greek heritage was lost, and the other part was dismantled by local residents.
The theater was recently restored. Nowadays, various concerts and performances are often held on the theater stage.
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