Reuse of Amphitheatres at Sabratha and Lepcis Magna as Domestic Spaces

Title

Reuse of Amphitheatres at Sabratha and Lepcis Magna as Domestic Spaces

Description

These diagrams depict the subdivision of amphitheatres in the North African cities of Sabratha (top) and Lepcis Magna (bottom) into domiciles for their subsequent reoccupation. In both cases, these changes were probably prompted by local circumstances such as fire or earthquake. Lepcis Magna experienced an earthquake in 365 CE, and these improvised dwellings were constructed afterwards somewhere in the early fifth century. As in the case of the temple of Isis at Baelo Claudia, Hispania, these were local circumstances, part of the evolution of these cities.

Creator

Anna Leone

Source

Anna Leone, "The Vandal Period (429-534): Changing Townscapes," Changing Townscapes in North Africa from Late Antiquity to the Arab Conquest (Bari: Edipugia, 2007): 139

Date

2007

Files

Leone_Ampitheatre Reuse.jpg

Collection

Reference

Anna Leone, Reuse of Amphitheatres at Sabratha and Lepcis Magna as Domestic Spaces, 2007

Cite As

Anna Leone, “Reuse of Amphitheatres at Sabratha and Lepcis Magna as Domestic Spaces,” Living Late Antiquity, accessed April 23, 2018, http://livinglateantiquity.org/items/show/159.

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