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Ephesus: Commercial Agora


Commercial Agora
The Commercial Agora in Ephesus was the marketplace where the residents and visitors came to buy things. It was square in shape and was lined up with shops along each side.

The Commercial Agora in Ephesus had existed since the third century BCE with the following three gates:

1. Gate of Mazeus Mithridates next to the Celsus Library
2. Front of Amphitheater
3. Arcadian Street gate from the harbor side

Only the gate from the Celsus Library side has been restored. It was built by two freed slaves Mazeus and Mithridates and was dedicated to Emperor Augustus whom they served.

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