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Address: Selcuk, Turkey
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The first agora was built in the 6th century B.C. and is buried below the...

The first agora was built in the 6th century B.C. and is buried below the present one. This square-shaped structure was where all the city's business was conducted.

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Good to Visualise a Market Place

This has been developed over the years and with the colonnaded streets, it is looking increasingly impressive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 15, 2017
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Izmir, Turkey
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Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

This has been developed over the years and with the colonnaded streets, it is looking increasingly impressive.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

St Paul may well have walked along here, but today this part of Ephesus is mostly tumbled rocks and building stones. A large area once the market.

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Saar, Bahrain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

To some people, the agora looks like a big field surrounded by a stone wall. To me, it was much more interesting and I could easily imagine the place bustling with shops, buyers haggling over price and inspecting the merchandise, etc. The remians of the double-storeyed offices of the management, lawyers, treasurers show how well this market was organized. Sit... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

not much remains here at all. some stones and broken pillars. Good signage helps to explain history of locale. worth stopping

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Although it was expanded by the Romans, it was originally constructed by the Greeks in the second century BCE. It is an open field, strewn with broken columns, but it takes little imagination to picture, commerce, business, political debates, law courts, steam baths and scializing. These people places are critical to an understanding of ancient life.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

There isnt much to see as it is not full restored - just blocks of ruins left on the grounds. Actually, there were people still doing some excavation and restoration of this during our visit. The baths were also part of the state agora which were somewhat restored partially.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

The state agora was built in the Roman Period in the first century B.C. It was used not for commerce but for business, it played an important role as a meeting place for the governmental discussions.

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SF, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

All that remains of this once huge market is a large green field with several ruins of the pillars that once defined it. makes for a nice walk through.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

At one time the place to be. Presently a minor part of the Ephesus site. Having a before and after book makes it a better experience

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Medway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Enjoying the greenbelt open views furthur mountains horizons and lovely trees and pillars setting. Keep going on foot walk reach end.

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