The South Amphitheatre in the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash is the largest of the three existing Roman ancient theaters in Jordan. The thirty-two-story semi-circular auditorium can accommodate 5,000 spectators. The opposite stage and background wall are preserved intact. The gatepost and frame have clear lines. The South Amphitheatre was built in the first century AD and is still hosting large-scale international music festivals.
The South Amphitheatre is located on the side of the oval square in the ancient Roman city of Jerash and walked up a small road. You can't see anything from below, but you will find that it is very large when you enter the building. There is a floor tile in the middle of the theater stage. It is said that singing here can make the singing voice recall the whole theater. It should have the same structural effect as our Temple of Heaven echo wall.
It is absolutely shocking that this ancient city of Rome has three theaters, which are equivalent to our current concert hall and grand theater. Think about it, how big is our current city that has a concert hall and a grand theater? The open-air semicircular Roman theater is distributed in steps. The half-moon in the front is the stage, and the back is the place for the performers to change clothes and prepare to go on stage. The integrity and luxury of the theater are absolutely shocking. These stands have been eroded by wind and frost. , It is still so perfect, think about it, these are all buildings before 2000. At that time, how did these Romans enjoy themselves in Jordan? You can definitely stay here for a whole day, from sunrise, to dusk, to the sky full of stars, you will feel a different time travel, it seems that the entire ancient Roman city is alive again, the year 2000 is vivid, At this moment, I am telepathic with you, and watch the world freely praise her.
Turn left at the north gate and you will reach the magnificent South Theater. This kind of semi-encapsulated theater is undoubtedly the style of ancient Rome, with steps rising one after another, the lowest stage. The entire southern theater contains 32 rows of seats. The lower seats are numbered with Greek numbers and can be reserved. The entire theater can accommodate 4,000 people. Below the seats in the theater is actually a passage, connecting everywhere, you can walk. On the wall near the right side of the stage, there is a stone inscription describing the erection of the Statue of Victory by an unappointed officer in the Titus army in the 70th century BC. The brain fills in Hadrian between 129 and 130 AD, and he came here to listen to the opera scenes, which is very graphic.
The South Open Air Theater, which can hold 5,000 viewers, is a circular fan built on a stone wall. It offers a view of the ancient city from the top. Now every summer, concerts are held here, and world songwriters Pavarotti and Carreras have both performed their songs on this stage of a thousand years of history.