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Ancient Theater Discovered on Greek Island

Thursday, January 21, 2016

LEFKADA, GREECE—Greece’s culture minister announced that sections of an ancient theater have been discovered on the Ionian island of Lefkada. According to the Greek Reporter, the possibility of a theater at the site was first noted by German archaeologist E. Kruger in the early twentieth century, but its presence has not been mentioned in any known ancient sources. The test excavations revealed rows of seats carved from rock, parts of the orchestra, and retaining walls for the stage and other parts of the theater. To read more about ancient sites in Greece, go to "The Acropolis of Athens."

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