Ancient Odeons and Bouleuterions in Turkey






The Odeon of Kibyra is a special archaeological "delicacy". The Odeon from the 1st century A.D., which has about 3600 seats and was probably also used as a bouleuterion (town hall), had some surprises during the excavation work.
In 2009, during the excavation of the Odeon, the floor covering of the orchestra, the semicircular area in front of the spectators' circle, which had been buried for over 1800 years, was uncovered. It is a unique mosaic floor made of thin marble slabs in the "Opus Sectile" technique. It shows the image of a Medusa. In the long run it is planned to roof the Odeon again to be able to show the mosaic all year round.
In 2011 another 540 m2 mosaic was found on the forecourt of the Odeon. In 2014 both the mosaic of the orchestra and the forecourt were covered for protection. Translated with

The graphic representation of the mosaic of the orchestra    
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