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Today, in the city, in addition to other majestic structures, one can observe the ruins of a Roman theater, built in the 2nd century BC
The building itself contains elements that distinguish the theater from others built earlier. The theater was built on a level ground, not on a mountainside. The seats were fixed to vaulted arches. Spectators passed to the seats through covered galleries. The vaults of the theater and the stage were decorated with statues and tiles.
During the Roman era, gladiator fights were often held in the theater, as well as staged water battles, for which the stage was filled with water. To protect the audience, a wall was built around the stage, which reached a height of 1.5 meters.
From the 5-6th century, the theater began to function as a Christian temple.
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