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.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Thebae Phthiotides (Mikrothives)

THEBAE PHTHIOTIDES (Mikrothives), ancient Thessaly, modern Greece.

COORDINATES: 39º16’18.23’’N // 22º45’59.07’’E
TIPOLOGY: Greek theatre. Urban.
CAVEA: Facing east. About 32 m. diameter. 11 rows of seats visible, in 7? cunei.Parts of outer wall are visible.
ORCHESTRA: About 10 m. diameter.
STAGE BUILDING: Parts of the stage building are visible, have been excavated and protected with a roof.
LOCATION: The ancient greek theate is 1,5 klm. north-east from modern Mikrothives, 20 klm. south-west from Volos.

OUT OF PRINT: Always, when you leave the travel takes your steeps, it will rewarded you with the biggest surprise. I knew that there were notices about an ancient theatre in a place called Thebae Phthiotides, but I did not know well the place it was and thought it was not excavated yet, so I supposed it was only a literary notice. When I was driving from Demetrias ancient theatre, near Volos, to Delphi, I suddenly see, like a miracle, a sign on a dirt road adjacent to the main road that said “to the ancient theatre”...!!!! Oh my Gods , you put that sign for me... I take that road, left  the car and started very excited to the theatre place... sometimes the journey hides unimaginable secrets!!!!

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