Ancient theater of Epidaurus in Argolis province, Greece
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Masterpiece of acoustic engineering. Ancient theater of Epidaurus in Argolis province, Greece
A well-preserved Greek theatre from ancient times, the amphitheater of Epidaurus lies hidden among lush green hills about 100 miles from Athens, the Greek capital. The embodiment of classical proportions applied to the performing arts, the massive open-air venue was originally dedicated to Asclepius, the ancient Greek God of medicine, and it was built to host more than fourteen thousand spectators. Its orchestra, a circular main stage, its skene or stage building, and its cavea, the ascending, semi-circular rows of seats, are built into the hillside with such precision that the theater has perfect acoustics and optimal sight lines.