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.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Neapolis (Nablus)

NEAPOLIS (Nablus), ancient Palestina, modern Palestina.

COORDINATES: 32º12’59.24’’N // 35º15’46.52’’E
TIPOLOGY: Roman theatre.
TRANSFORMATIONS: Orchestra was transformed in pool for nautic games in byzantine period.
CAPACITY: 8.000 spectators.
CAVEA: 110 m. diameter. Facing north – north-east. Three maeniana: Ima cavea with 14 rows of seat is 6 cunei.
ORCHESTRA: 35 m. diameter. Paved in green, white and grey marble, surrounded by podium and the steps from bisellia.
SCAENAE FRONS: Not excavated but richly decorated.
LOCATION: In the south of modern Nablus.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Sear, Frank; “Roman theatres: an architectural study”. Oxford University Press, 2006.// Ciancio Rossetto, Paola; Giuseppina Pisani Sartorio (eds); “Teatri Greci e Romani: alle origini del linguaggio rappresentato”. Rome: SEAT, 1995. //“Teatri antichi nell’area del Mediterraneo”. Palermo, I Quaderni di Palazzo Montalbo, 2004. // Segal, Arthur; “Theatres in Roman Palestine & provincia Arabia”. New York, E.J. Brill., 1995.

“Where should we go after the last border?
Where should birds fly after the last sky?
Where should plants sleep after the last breath of air?
We write our names with crimson mist!
We end the hymn of our flesh.
Here we will die. Here, in the last passage.
Here or there, our blood will plant olive trees.”

-Mahmud Darwish-

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