Important archaeological findings unearthed in Gortyna

An archaeological excavation currently in process at the Great Theatre of ancient Gortyna on Crete island has unearthed important findings, among them a life size male statue of the Roman era and fifty intact lamps of the same period as well as marble engraved scenes of battles, sexual acts, the Roman eagle and lions dated between the 1st and 2nd century BC.
According to archaeologists the portions of the monument that have been unearthed so far confirm that the ancient theatre is in very good condition, underlining that apart from the main theatre, which was built on a natural cavity, the finds indicate also indicate a later addition of seats on the eastern side, possibly to increase capacity.
The excavations in the Gortyna Theatre are expected to be completed at the end of 2011.

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