Augst: Römisches Theater

Country: Switzerland (Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizera)
Canton: Basel-Landschaft
City: Augst (ancient name: Augusta Raurica)

[First theatre building on this site built ca. 60/70 AD, demolished ca. 100/110 AD in favour of an amphitheatre. Amphitheatre demolished ca. 170/200 BC. Ca. 200 AD, a new amphitheatre was built on another site in Augusta Raurica (closed ca. 270/300 AD).]

Ancient Roman theatre, built ca. 170/200 AD. Damaged ca. 250 AD, probably by an earthquake. Subsequently restored. Used as a theatre until ca 330/350 AD. Ca. 1850 partly excaved. Numerous restorations since ca. 1900. Originally ca. 10,000 seats.

Links:, Theatrum

[Augst: Roemisches Theater] Front Text: "Augusta Rauracorum - Theater. Inneres."
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Basel-Augst to Luzern, 1905

[Augst: Roemisches Theater] Front Text: "Augst. Römische Theater-Ruinen (Augusta Rauracorum)", below left: "Eingang zum röm. Amphitheater"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Wyhlen to Berlin (Germany), 1911

[Augst: Roemisches Theater] Reverse Text: "Augst, Römisches Amphitheater" [Wrong! This is the theatre, not the amphitheatre.]
Publisher: Lüdin
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Augst: Roemisches Theater] Reverse Text: "Augusta Raurica, Das Theater, Le théâtre, The theater"
Publisher: Augusta Raurica
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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