The Silence Stages

Since 2005 I have been visiting more than 430 ancient greek and roman theatres around 18 countries, taking photographs and information. These blog is dedicated to all that experience.

Desde 2005 he visitado más de 430 teatros y odeones, griegos y romanos en 18 países, tomando fotografías y recopilando información. Este blog está dedicado a toda esta experiencia.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Singilia Barba (Antequera)

SINGILIA BARBA (Antequera), ancient Hispania Baetica, modern Spain.

COORDINATES: 37º02’05.34’’N // 4º37’52.44’’W
TIPOLOGY: Roman theatre. Urban.
DATE: First I A.D.¿?
CAPACITY: 1.200 ¿? spectators
CAVEA: Facing north-northwest. 52 m. diameter. Built against hillside. The theatre is not excavated. Only two edges of summa cavea is visible. It´s supposed that there would be about 18 rows of seats.
ORCHESTRA: c. 15,5 m. diameter
LOCATION: Ancient Singilia Barba is inside a private property, north-west from modern Antequera; the theatre is on north slope of Cerro Castillón, in an olive tree field.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: “Teatros romanos de Hispania” Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, 1993.// Sear, Frank; “Roman theatres: an architectural study”. Oxford University Press, 2006.//Ciancio Rossetto, Paola; Giuseppina Pisani Sartorio (eds); “Teatri Greci e Romani: alle origini del linguaggio rappresentato”. Rome: SEAT, 1995.

OUT OF PRINT: David lives on Antequera. I contacted with him searching information about Singilia Barba. I tried to contact in two times with archaeologist of Antequera town hall but was not possible. David, a man in love of the ancient past of Antequera offered me to visit the ancient town. It was a great evening, giving a round by ancient Singilia with him. About the theatre... what to tell... it´s not excavated but is there, I am sure there are good remains of it but not money for it.

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