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Antic theatre Traditional Geocache

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Antic theatre

There are many ways to explore Ohrid, to learn about its history and to enjoy all gifts it offers. You might prefer to experience this town more materially – its position at the foot of the Galichitsa Mt., the crystal air, the unrepeatable and unique beauty of the lake, the shops full of irresistible masterpieces of Ohrid craftsmen, tasty food etc. Some people prefer to experience Ohrid spiritually – to immerse into the gloom of its churches and monasteries, where the silence gently pulsates of the liturgies sung during centuries, the frescoes tell stories about born of Christianity, where icons will enchant you with profundity, sadness and eternal love of eyes of Holy Mother and Her Son…

It is up to you to choose. Whatever you decide, enjoy and remember your visit to this special spot on the Earth…

About this cache:The Antic (Ancient) theatre was built in 200 BC and is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the country as the other three in Skupi, Stobi and Heraklea Lynkestis are from Roman times. It is unclear how many people the original theater used to seat, as only the lower section still exists. The open theater has a perfect location: the two hills that surround it keep it protected from winds that could interfere with acoustics during performances.

During Roman times, the theater was also used for gladiator fights. However, since the theater was also a site of executions of Christians by the Romans, it rapidly turned to a highly disliked site by the locals. In fact, as a result of this dislike, the theater was abandoned and buried by the locals after the demise of the Roman Empire. Fortunately, this allowed for most of the structure to be well preserved, only to be uncovered accidentally in the 1980s. Namely, during construction work around some of the houses in the area, large stone blocks with carvings of the Greek God Dyonisius and the muses were showing up, which led archaeologists to believe that a Greek theater must have been located nearby.

The Antic theatre

Since the late 1980s, the theater is again a site of public performances, such as plays, concerts, operas, ballet performances. Recently, high-profile cultural performances take place here each summer as part of the Ohrid Summer Festival.

The cache is a simple envelope with a log book, protected with a folio.

Sources: Internet; Photos: Internet, Original (by Galejnik)

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