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The Marble Road

This name was given to the way among the Grand Theatre and the Library of Celsus and is part of the sacred way of Panayirdagi, leading to the Temple of Artemis. The construction of this marble road dates from the first century A.D., and was rebuilt in the fifth century.

The west side of the road is closed by the wall of the Agora where a higher platform for pedestrians was built, under the reign of Nero.

On the Marble Road, we can find some drawings that are believed to be a kind of the brothel’s ads. This material is known as the first page in the history of advertising. Busts and statues of important people were erected along the road, and the letters of the emperors were carved in marble blocks to be read.


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