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Great Colonnade of Apamea

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The longest ancient colonnaded street in Apamea
The longest ancient colonnaded street in Apamea

In the city of Apamea (now Afamia) in western Syria, there are many ruins of an ancient city. There is, among others, the longest ancient street with a colonnade.

The colonnade is almost 2 km long. It was established in the 2nd century CE after the city was heavily damaged in 115 CE by the earthquake. The collonaded street ran north to south – cardo maximus. It was 20.79 meters wide and covered with limestone. The columns were 9 meters high and 90 cm in diameter.

  • Jean Ch. Balty, Apamea in Syria in the Second and Third Centuries A.D, 1988

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