The Theatre

Caesarea has a theatre, not an amphitheater because it is only a half circle.

The entertainment was an all day event, and they used pulleys to draw canvases across to block the sun.

The misfit pieces of marble you can see on the floor are original pieces!

The curved out pieces in front of the stage are places larger string instruments were played, using the curved walls to help amplify the sound with the rest of the orchestra.

The dungeon looking picture is where the dressing rooms are below the stage!

The arches were a famous invention, splitting the weight between both sides so buildings could be built in stories. He did this at the amphitheater, the palaces, and the temples.










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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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