• April 26, 2019

Teatro Marcello

Teatro Marcello

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Teatro Marcello is the largest and best preserved theater of ancient Rome. It was founded by Julius Cesar, but construction began after his death. It is also the first building in which burnt bricks were used.
After the fall of Rome, the theater ceased to be used and began to deteriorate. This was mainly due to the inhabitants of Rome, who used the stones from the theater to build new buildings. For example, Ponte Sisto was built entirely of theater bricks.
During the Middle Ages, small houses were built inside the theater. Early Orsini bought the building in the 16th century and rebuilt it. Today’s theater comes from Orsini’s rebuilding.