The Roman Theatre of Orange in Orange

The Roman Theatre of Orange in Orange, Vaucluse, France. It was built early in the 1st century AD. the theatre was closed by official edict in AD 391, since theChurch opposed what it regarded as uncivilized spectacles. After that, the theatre was abandoned completely.

The Roman Theatre of Orange in Orange

It was probably pillaged by the Visigoths in 412, and like most Roman buildings was certainly stripped of its better stone over the centuries for reuse. It was used as a defensive post in the Middle Ages. During the 16th-century religious wars, it became a refuge for the townspeople.

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