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Odeon of Lyon

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Elin Hansen, Clara Leach Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Mar 01, 2023 04:46 PM History
The Odeon is a small theater in modern day Lyon, France built specifically for musical performances around the beginning of the 2nd century CE.

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The Odeon is located in the modern French city of Lyon, known during the Roman era as Lugdunum. Archaeologists believe it was built during the reign of Trajan or Hadrian around 100 CE. It is a small theater with about a 3,000 person capacity and was often confused with the amphitheater of the Three Gauls which archaeologists were attempting to find. The Odeon was excavated and restored multiple times, once between 1941 and 1946, and again from 1953 to 1958, and surveys were completed around it in 1991, 1994, and 2002. It is built of several different materials, including colored stones and granite imported from Egypt and several different shades of marble.

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Elin Hansen, Clara Leach, Jeffrey Becker, and Thomas Landvatter, 'Odeon of Lyon: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 01 December 2023]

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