There is also an interesting small oval sarcophagus in marble, probably made for a child.lt is sculpted externally in high-relief with Baccanal scenes involving children.
According to reconstructions by experts, the scene was decorated with two series of columns of the Corinthian order, recognizable due to the shape of the capitals and their acanthus leaf design; the acanthus is a wild Mediterranean plant.
The Theatre in Taormina is the second-largest in Sicily after the one in Siracusa.
All the Romans did later, in accordance with their well-known ostentatious nature, was enlarge the theatre as it was very small. It is fifty metres wide, one hundred and twenty metres long and twenty metres high, which means that about 100,000 cubic metres of stone had to be removed.
This statue base was found in 1770 while extension work was being carried out in the "S.
Maria del Valverde" monastery, which is now a Carabineri post.
There are no doubts as to the origins of the Odeon, or "small theatre".