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This is one of the best preserved ancient theaters in the world. Built at the end of 1st - the beginning of 2nd century under Emperor Trayan, the theater was one of the major public buildings of the ancient Philippopolis. It is situated on the southern slope of Three-hills in the saddle between Dzhambaz tepe and Taksim tepe. In addition to theatrical performances it was used for gladiators' and hunting games. It was active until the fifth century and had capacity of 6000 spectators. In 1981 it was partially restored. Now this site has been fully adapted to the Plovdiv's modern cultural life and holds different types of performances with capacity of about 3500 spectators.

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