The Street of Columns

This was the main street of the city, running from the Forum at the south to the North Gate, a distance of just over 800 metres. It was originally flanked by 260 columns on either side, and all the principal public buildings of the city had their entrance from it. Here also were the best shops, and the cuts made by the weels of many passing chariots can still be seen in the great paving blocks.


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