Bouleuterion or Odeon, 2nd - 3rd century AD, Aphrodisias, Aydin, Turkey. The Bouleuterion or Council House was like a town hall, serving as the meeting place of the city's administrative council or Boule, and as a multi-purpose indoor theatre, concert hall and assembly space. It is a semi-circular building with auditorium and stage, seating 1750. The additional 12 rows of seating and vaulted roof collapsed in an earthquake in the 4th century. In the 5th century it was altered into a palaestra. Aphrodisias was a small ancient Greek city in Caria near the modern-day town of Geyre. It was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, who had here her unique cult image, the Aphrodite of Aphrodisias. The city suffered major earthquakes in the 4th and 7th centuries which destroyed most of the ancient structures. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Bouleuterion or Odeon, 2nd - 3rd century AD, Aphrodisias, Aydin, Turkey. The Bouleuterion or Council House was like a town hall, serving as the meeting place of the city's administrative council or Boule, and as a multi-purpose indoor theatre, concert hall and assembly space. It is a semi-circular building with auditorium and stage, seating 1750. The additional 12 rows of seating and vaulted roof collapsed in an earthquake in the 4th century. In the 5th century it was altered into a...
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