The Paphos Ancient Theatre, is located at the northeast corner of the ancient city in Paphos diagonally of the port.
It was possibly built during the first years of the city life, around the end of the 4th century.It seems to be closely connected to the architecture of Alexandria as one would expect Paphos to be as it was the capital of the island during the ruling of the Ptolemais and it is possible that the artistic culture reflects from the theatre of Alexandria.
There seem to be many characteristics, important for the evolution of the ancient theatre such as the semi-circular shape. Only one part of the theatre is built on a hill and the rest was built with a manmade mound on which stone seats were then placed on.
During the third century B.C, to the south side of the theatre, a stone rad was built diagonally to the stage. After excavations of the area, a series of various findings which were dated to the 3rd and 4th centuries came to light. These items were of vital importance. From the 13th until the 15th century A.D there was a large farm at the area which was also an important medieval activities in Paphos during the crusades.
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