Roman Theatre

Amman, Jordan

This view of the east side of the cavea illustrates its division into three horizontal sections (diazomata); the lower seats were naturally more desirable, just as in today's theatres. Side entrances (parodoi) appear at ground level, one leading to the orchestra and the other to the stage. Rooms behind these entrances now house the Jordanian Museum of Popular Traditions on the one side, and the Amman Folklore Museum on the other side.