Ancient Athens Theatre Had Terrible Views

Scientists have sonstructed computer models of Athens’ Odeon Theatre, built 2,500 years ago in the time of Pericles. “They have reconstructed the world’s first indoor theatre in three-dimensional virtual reality, only to find that 40% of the audience would have had an obstructed view. They say it would have been worse ‘than being stuck behind a 6ft 10in bodybuilder at a modern cinema multiplex’. Athens in the 5th century BC was the home of Sophocles, Aeschylus, Euripides and other playwrights of the golden age. The Odeon was next door to the open-air theatre of Dionysus, near the Acropolis.”