Grecia - 50 Euro oro, ANCIENT THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS, 2022

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DISPONIBILE 16 dic 2022
Monete euro oro
Anno di emissione: 2022
Valore facciale: 50 Euro
Qualità: PROOF
Metallo: Gold
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 14 mm
Fineness: 999,9
Tiratura: 1.500
155,00

CULTURAL HERITAGE - THE ANCIENT THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS. The ancient theatre of Epidaurus, one of the best preserved of antiquity, is located on the grounds of a sanctuary to the healing god Asclepius. Attributed to the architect Polykleitos, it was constructed in the late 4th century BC, with subsequent additions. The cavea of the theatre, built into the natural hillside, comprises an upper and lower tier, separated by a walkway. The circular orchestra, 19.54 m. in diameter, was where the chorus performed, while the actors moved about the proscenium of a two-storey stage building, of which only the foundations survive. Excavated by Panagiotis Kavvadias in 1881-83, the theatre required only limited restoration. The first modern-day revival of Greek drama at Epidaurus was directed by Dimitris Rontiris in 1938. Since 1954, the theatre has become the venue of the Epidaurus Festival, hosting mainly ancient tragedy and comedy productions. Thousands of spectators thus have an opportunity every summer to admire the theatre’s renowned acoustics and enjoy the unique experience of ancient drama in its natural setting.