5.A.1. Ancient Theater at Epidaurus

Follow me now to the city of Epidaurus in the region of Peloponnese. We got off the bus and noticed more ruins but the best sight yet is the ancient theater. The theater at Epidaurus is a wonder to behold. Built to accommodate 15,000 people and still extremely well preserved.

It is exceptional in that the acoustic properties may be the result of the advanced design: the rows of limestone seats filter out low-frequency sounds, such as the murmur of the crowd, and also amplify the high-frequency sounds of the stage.

A whisper at the top of the theater can be heard by a person at the center of the stage. I am a witness to that fact.

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