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Lower Agora (Commercial Agora)

Commercial Agora

There are two other important gates into the agora on the west and north. The western gate was ornately decorated and had many columns. There is no information about the other gate.

The agora was 111 m one each side, built first in the 3rd century BC. Its final form being given in the time of the emperor Caracalla (211-217 AD). Finds from the agora were unearthed 2.5 m below the present surface of the area.

Outside the agora on the north side was an area with small, vaulted shops on three sides. Those on the south and east sides were two-story. There were also two rows of columns in front of the shops.

Commercial Agora Commercial Agora One of the shops of the Commercial Agora Inside view of the one shop