Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis, Athens, Greece

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis, Athens, Greece
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"The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped theater with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof made of expensive, cedar of Lebanon timber. It was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000. It lasted intact until it was destroyed and turned into a ruin by the Heruli in 267 AD." [source: Wikipedia]
Location: Athens, Greece, Europe