South Theater Cavea in Ancient Jerash, Jordan - Encircle Photos

30 South Theater Cavea in Ancient Jerash, Jordan

The acoustics of the South Theater are magnificent. The semi-circle was reserved for the orchestra. An actor could talk not shout in the middle of the stage and be heard by all 3,000 attendees, even those along the 33rd row of the cavea (seating section) where this photo was taken. Some of the original Greek letters carved into the reserved seats during the 1st century AD can still be seen. At the end of July and early August, the annual Jearash Festival of Culture and Arts is held here. The event includes performances of singing, music and dance.

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South Theatre, Jerash, Jordan

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