We travel on to Syracusa. This is a shot across the quarry. The hollowed-out areas were where the quarries continued to follow veins of marble. The entire area you are looking at was tunneled out and left covered, until a large earthquake brought down the roof.
Yet another sacrificial altar across the road.
They have made a lovely garden through the quarry.
This pillar was part of what held up the roof before it fell.
Dionysus' ear, where they followed a vein back into the mountain. The quarry was later used as a jail, and the acoustics of this section allowed the jailers to listen in on prisoners' discussions.
With people for scale.
Us in front of the Greek theater, which they still use to put on productions today.
It holds 15,000. The foreground is the stage and understage area.
Burial crypts along the road.
We go from the semicircular Greek theater to the circular Roman amphitheater, dating from 300BC to 500AD. The pit in the center was for holding water for mock naval battles.