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Aphrodisias, Theater and Baths, 2004.

Aphrodisias, Theater and Baths, 2004. This city in Caria, southwest Turkey, was named for the Greek goddess of love. It was built near a marble quarry, and became a major center of sculpture, which was exported throughout the Roman world. The theater (center) was completed in 27 BC. In the second century it was used for fights between wild animals and gladiators. The square to the right of the theater was a public market bounded by four colonnades. Below the square are the Theater Baths. The columns in the distance belong to the Temple of Aphrodite. The photo looks northward.

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