Turkish development to continue with restoration of ancient Theatre at Hieropolis

Plans have been announced for restoration work to begin on a 1,800 year old stage at the ancient city of Hieropolis in the Aegean province of Denizli.

According to the plans, the restoration should be complete by July 2012 and marks a sign of great investment in Turkey as it is the first ancient theatre to be restored in Turkey. Lately Turkey has been restoring a lot of historic buildings as Turkey invests in restoring.

The restoration will be financed by the Culture and Tourism ministry and will be overseen by Pamukkale University’s faculty of Science. It is a sign of the strength of the Turkish economy at the moment and the development of property in Turkey. The total cost for the restoration is estimated to cost more than 1 million Turkish Liras.

This is a truly symbolic theatre, estimated to have been built from the period of 60 A.D and finished 150 years later; it is one of only three ancient theatres in Anatolia, along with theatres in Aydin and Antalya.

The Hieropolis theatre has a capacity of 12,000 and once the work is completed it will no doubt be a fantastic tourist spot for tourism in the area and will surely provide a great advert for the history of Turkey.

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