The Roman Theatre, of which only one third exists today, was built around 218 A.D. It was moved from its original site between the eastern city gate and the Great L-shaped Temple to its present location near the seaside. The black pebbles in the center of the theatre mark the location of a mosaic of Bacchus that has been moved to the National Museum of Beirut. Roman theaters hosted events such as plays, choral events and orations.