Roman Forum (Thessaloniki)

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The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum of Thessaloniki is the ancient Roman-era forum (or Agora) of the city, located at the upper side of Aristotelous Square.

It is a large two-terraced forum[1] featuring two-storey stoas, dug up by accident in the 1960s, the forum complex also boasts two Roman baths,[2] one of which has been excavated while the other is buried underneath the city, and a small theater which was also used for gladiatorial games. Although the initial complex was not built in Roman times, it was largely refurbished in the 2nd century,[2] it is believed that the forum and the theater continued to be used until at least the 6th century.[3]


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  1. ^ John S. Bowman; Sherry Marker; Peter Kerasiotis; Rebecca Tobin (25 January 2008). Frommer's Greece. Frommer's. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Joseph Roisman; Ian Worthington (2011). A Companion to Ancient Macedonia. Wiley-Backwell. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Laura Salah Nasrallah; Charalambos Bakirtzis; Steven J. Friesen (2010). From Roman to early Christian Thessalonikē: studies in religion and archaeology. Harvard College. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 

Coordinates: 40°38′17″N 22°56′46″E / 40.638°N 22.946°E / 40.638; 22.946