Roman Theater of Orange (Orange, France) : General view of the ruins on the west side

Creator:
unknown (Ancient Roman)
Published/Created:
Orange, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
ca. 10-20 CE
Date Depicted:
8/18/2000
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
stone
Notes:
Situated in the Rhone valley, the ancient theatre of Orange, with its 103-m-long facade, is one of the best preserved of all the great Roman theatres, built early in the 1st Century CE. It is owned by the municipality of Orange and is the home of the summer opera festival, the Chorégies d'Orange. It is one of the best preserved of all the Roman theatres in the Roman colony of Arausio (or, more specifically, Colonia Julia Firma Secundanorum Arausio: "the Julian colony of Arausio established by the soldiers of the second legion") which was founded in 40 BCE. In 1981 UNESCO declared the theatre to be a World Heritage site.
Variant Titles:
Théâtre antique d'Orange
Roman Theatre at Arausio
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- Roman -- (YVRC)
Culture:
Roman
Accession Number:
1A3-R-F-OT-B1
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
performing arts buildings: theaters (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; recreation and games; festivals; rulers and leaders; Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.; leisure construction buildings; performing arts buildings; theaters (buildings)
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Three
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
8/18/2000
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10159760
PID:
digcoll:1866224