Gubbio's Roman theater: light shed over secrets

Jan 23, 2015 1232

In one of his works, the great Greek tragedian Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC) has a lucid Ajax say, Great, unfathomable time brings dark things to light and buries the bright in its darkness.

That is exactly what happened to the Roman theater in Gubbio, Umbria, which was built in the late 1st century BC and forgotten by the Middle Ages. It was used as a stone quarry for some time, then buried under the ground for centuries.

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