The Roman Theatre of Cartagena was discovered by chance when they were going to be built in this place the Regional Centre for Crafts in 1988. This was one of the most humble areas of Cartagena. The Theatre was under houses, and part of the Old Cathedral of Cartagena (background left of the image).
A little of history: The Roman Theatre was built between 5 and 1 BC, as it has been proven by the dedication of the edifice to Gaius and Lucius Caesar, grandsons of Augustus, who had designed them as his successors. In the third century AD, was a market until it was abandoned in 425 AD. In the sixth century opened up another market. In the thirteenth century were built over part of the stands the old Cathedral. In 1988 first remains were found (as I mentioned before). The restoration was completed in 2003. In 2008 were built its museum.
The capacity of this Theatre was about 7000 people.
All data for the restoration of this theater and its history, teatroromanocartagena.org
Today is the Anniversary of MurciaDailyPhoto. 4 years showing photos about Murcia and the Region of Murcia. Thanks a lot for all your visits and comments. I hope you will back again.
The figures of last year: 270 posts. More than 35000 visits (Google stats).
I almost forgot the blogniversary of MuDP. This is an update (June the 6th).
Siguiendo la corriente de la comunidad CityDailyPhoto, me he propuesto dejar en este blog fotos de Murcia, como forma de mostrar al mundo qué joya de ciudad y de provincia tenemos. Agradecer al creador de ParisDailyPhoto su gran idea de mostrar la ciudad de uno mismo desde otro punto de vista. Following the tide of community CityDailyPhoto, I proposed to leave in this blog photos of Murcia, as a way to show to the world what a jewel of city and province we have. Thanks to the creator of ParisDailyPhoto for his great idea to show the city of oneself from another angle.
The Region of Murcia is located in the southeastern of Spain, between Andalusia (west), Castilla-La Mancha (North), Valencia (East) and the Mediterranean Sea (South).
The city of Murcia is the capital of the Region. Other major cities are: Cartagena, Lorca, Caravaca de la Cruz, Jumilla, Yecla, Bullas, Mazarrón, Aguilas ...