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Herod the Great had also built a THEATRE in the Upper City. It was a large,
open-air auditorium with semicircular rows of seats ascending from a central
stage. Wealthy Jews came there to watch the best of Greek and Roman drama. Most
traditional Jews, however, scorned this and other outgrowths of Greco-Roman
culture as immoral.
This model at the Holy Land Hotel is a Scholar's conception showing how the
site may have looked in Jesus' day.