The Silence Stages

Since 2005 I have been visiting more than 430 ancient greek and roman theatres around 18 countries, taking photographs and information. These blog is dedicated to all that experience.

Desde 2005 he visitado más de 430 teatros y odeones, griegos y romanos en 18 países, tomando fotografías y recopilando información. Este blog está dedicado a toda esta experiencia.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Aggar (Henchir Sidi Amara)

AGGAR (Henchir Sidi Amara), ancient Africa Proconsularis, modern Tunisia.

COORDINATES: 35º51’21.73’’ N // 9º31’04.00’’ E
TIPOLOGY: Probably a Roman theatre or odeon.
CAVEA: Facing north-east. It does not seem a big theatre; Maenianum: Ima cavea have remains of six cunei but probably had eight with three rows of seats; In Summa cavea there are remains of three cunei but probably had eight too, there are remains of eight rows of seats.
ORCHESTRA: Balteus is preserved.
LOCATION: Ancient Aggar is about 60 klm. east of Maktar. 6 klm. west from Al-Waslatiyah, on the road c-73, just on the right of a big road curve.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Chase, Raymond G. “Ancient Hellenistic and Roman amphitheatres, stadiums and theatres. The way they look now”. Portsmouth, Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2002.

OUT OF PRINT: The only reference to Aggar´s ancient theatre that I have found it was in Raymond Chase´s “Ancient Hellenistic and Roman amphitheatres, stadiums and theatres” , in that wonderful book you can find two photos. I have not found something more about it. When I visited Henchir Sidi Amara, some humble houses scattered in the middle of the field; I gave some walk round and when I found a boy tried to explained, making some pictures in my notebook, he took me to the ancient theatre remains. And he did, behind a big cacti it was the jewel, a little theatre lost in the heart of Tunisia.

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