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Ephesus: Arcadiane Street


Arcadiane Street
Located in front of the Amphitheater, Arcadiane Street leads to the harbor in Ephesus and is also known as the Harbor Street.

The original Arcadiane Street was built sometime in the 1st century CE. After an earthquake destroyed it in 267 CE, it was rebuilt again. The Arcadiane Street we see today was restored by the Eastern Roman Emperor Arcadius (395-408 CE). It was named Arcadiane Street to honor him.

The street is about 2000 feet long and 40 feet wide and was paved with marble slabs. The visitors who arrived by the harbor entered Ephesus through this street. It was an impressive sight with beautifully decorated shops and colonnades lined on both sides of the street.

Visit: Ephesus

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