Theatre of Dionysus in Athens, Greece
The oldest capital of the ancient theater. It dates from the sixth century BC, and is situated at the southern slope of the Acropolis. In the fifth century BC, the spectators were placed on wooden stands, and placed on the stage of the great tragedies of Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides. Sami benches of the theater were very low - only 38 cm, and the audience sat on cushions. Visitors could appreciate the sights of sculptures of various events from the life of Dionysus, perfectly preserved on the front of the stage.
Established about in the late 6th century, the Theater of Dionysos in Athens has been reconstructed many times since then. Today, only 20 of these sections have been preserved. The inscriptions on some of the thrones reveal that they belonged to elected rulers, while the other seats were intended for citizens. However, the most impressive seat was bearing the inscription Priest of Dionysus Eleftherius carved with bunches of grapes. Many efforts have been made over the last years so that the ancient theatre of Dionysus will be renovated and host theatre performances again.