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Probably the central point of interest is Side's 2nd century A.D. Greco-Roman style ancient theater, the largest and best-preserved in the Pamphylian region of Turkey. It is unique, in that it is supported by columns rather than being built into the side of a mountain. During its time of completion, it could seat between 13,000 to over 15,000 people, depending on the popularity of the show and how crammed the seats and steps were. The state background was ornamented with statues and friezes. During the Roman period, when shows featured fights between wild animals, gladiatorial games, and even mock naval battles, a two-meter wall was erected around the orchestra to prevent the animals from leaping into the crowd.

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