Roman Theatre (Cartagena - Murcia)

Roman Theatre (Cartagena)

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The Roman theatre of Cartagena was built during the period of Roman occupation, between the years 5 and 1 BC, using marble, limestone, sandstone, and red travertine in its columns. Its original capacity was 7,000 spectators and it was used until the third century.

The theatre was dedicated to the emperor's grandsons, Lucius and Julius Caesar, whose names can still be seen engraved on two gray marble lintels on the east and west entrances.

In 1988, through excavations by the archaeologist Sebastian Ramallo Asensio of the University of Murcia, this theatre was discovered, and it was exhumed and exposed in the Museum of the Roman Theatre for cultural and educational purposes.

It was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in the category of monuments on January 21, 1999.

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