Ancient Theater Ohrid

   Antique Theater is located at the foot of the eastern slope of the higher Ohrid hill, under Samuel’s Fortress, near one of the main entrances to the fortified city-the Upper Gate, from where one captures the unforgettable view of the lake and the mountains that surround it. It was built more than two millennia, sometime at the end of 3rd or the beginning of 2nd century during the late Hellenism and was intended for plays, musical and poetry performances for the lovers of theater art.

Antique theater

It was built the according to the look of the famous Greek stone buildings of this kind, with rich architectural decoration, especially on the theater building which was decorated with a frieze of bas-relief tablets with carved scenes from the life of the gods. Two such marble slabs, which are today kept in the Ohrid Museum, present the god Dionysus in the company of the Muses.

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