Ancient theater with 4000 seats in Gjirokastra

Ancient theater with 4000 seats in Gjirokastra

 It is located in the valley of Drino in the district of Gjirokastra near the village of the same name. Here was a city of the Roman period called Adrianapoli, II century AD. The Theater in question was discovered in 1984. It has a capacity of 4,000 seats.

The first archaeological expedition began in 1963 and since that year a 30-meter long stool has come to light. The monument shows a great resemblance to the stool of Apollonia pointing thus strong ties between the two cities. 

On many tiles are found inscriptions named DIMALITAN, showing clearly that the workshops were owned by the city.

The ancient writer Polibi emphasizes that the second Roma-Illyrian War occurred during the 219-218 BC, the time when Dimal was fortified.

The Roman historian Tit Livi mentions Dimalin again in the events of 205 BC, at time when the city was ruled by the Romans. Many inscriptions found during the excavations shed light on the political organization of the ancient city./Oculus News

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