ANOTHER ANCIENT GREEK THEATER UNEARTHED

Lefkada 2Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog are familiar with my obsession with ancient Greek comedies. A related story has hit the news – on the Ionian island of Lefkada a previously unknown ancient amphitheater was discovered recently.

The find is located on Koulmou hill and is being further excavated by the Lefkada and Aitoloakarnania Antiquities Ephorate. (On a side note, remember the Ephors of ancient Sparta?) So far digs in 13 areas have uncovered the theater’s rows of seats, the orchestra section and assorted walls. No surviving ancient sources refer to a theater in this area so ancient Greek stage geeks like me are in Dork Heaven right now! 

This will be a fascinating story to follow as the dig proceeds!  

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4 responses to “ANOTHER ANCIENT GREEK THEATER UNEARTHED

  1. I love rare finds like this!

  2. So very awesome! Wonder what else is out there waiting to be discovered?

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