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Ephesus Doric (Neronian) stoa

Ephesus Doric (Neronian) stoa

 On the east side of the agora, betvveen it and the marble road, a double-aisled colonnade erected during the reign of Nero (54-68 CE) stands on a two-meter rise at the level of the marble road. This roofed Doric stoa extended along the entire east side of the agora. Restorations by F. Hueber and his group are stili continuing. One of the two entrances is located in front of the Library of Celsus. On this side, the stoa was accessible by a staircase, which was altered in later times and now no longer exists. The other entrance, the vaulting of which is now being restored, is on the theater side. A few of the dents in the impressive wall of the podium were made during the economic crisis of the Byzantine era, during which people dug out the lead around the iron clamps that held the blocks of stone together. The same phenomenon can be seen on the facade of the theater.