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THE MARBLE ROAD (Ephesus)

undefined The road which encircles the Mount Pion (Panayirdag) is known to be the main road of the city. It was also accepted as the holy road of Ephesus. The section of this road between the south of the Celsus Library and the commercial Agora is covered with marble plates during the 5th century A.D. by a person named Eutropios.

The marble road was heavily used throughout the ages and repaired many times. The marble covered section of the road was allocated to the carriages only.

We see the remains of a row of columns to the east of this road. There existed the stoa of the commercial Agora on the other side. The columns of the stoa were standing on a base-wall of 1.7m. high. There were stairs both on the north and the south ends of this pedestrians' walk-way. The people had to climb several stairs to reach the stoa.

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