The temple-island of Neak Pean sits in the middle of the massive Preah Khan "baray" or reservoir. Dry until recently, the reservoir is being re-filled, and is thus dotted with gnarled dead trees, giving the whole scene an otherworldly air. #angkorwat#cambodia
Happy World Theatre Day to all of us!!
The magnificent Hellenistic theatre of Pergamon is the steepest ancient theatre in the world, the theatre was first built in mid the 3rd century BC, at the beginning of the Attalid dynasty, its construction material was andesite and it was extensively restored by King Emenes ll in the 2nd century BC. In the Roman time, during Caracalla's period (211-217 AD) restored it and added some additions included a marble stage house, a royal box, a 246.5 m long and approximately 17 m wide Doric colonnaded terrace which was the longest stoa in the Hellenistic world and an Ionic Temple of Dionysos .
The seating area (cavea) of the theatre which consists of 80 rows of seats were divided into three sections by 2 sets of stairs (diazoma) and the capacity of theatre is 10,000 people.