Graeco-Roman theatre being unearthed in Izmir
|Izmir (Smyrna) Gulf seen from the Kadifekale [Credit: Laura713/Flickr]|
The most detailed information about the ancient theatre in Kadifekale (literally "the velvet castle" in Turkish) is in the research of Austrian architect Otto Berg and archaeologist Otto Walter, who examined the area in 1917 and 1918, though many researchers have concluded that the remains of the theatre have features of the Roman period.
Both the hill and the castle were named Pagos (Greek: Πάγος, Pagus under the Roman Empire) in pre-Turkish times and by the local Greeks in modern times.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News [February 01, 2013]