<Location> Ancient Corinth Site, Korinthos, Greece
Above and right are the North-West Shops facing to the forum, shot from the high mound where the Temple of Apollo
The forum of Corinth, constructed by the Romans, is exceptionally large (210m x 90m), and divided in two by a central row of shops. It used to be paved with marble.
Before the destruction by the Romans, this area was occupied by temples, a stoa and a race-course. The Greek agora might have been situated north or north-east of the Temple of Apollo.
In the photo below is the central construction of the North-West shops. Only here the vault is preserved. This row of shops was constructed in the third century.
In the photo right is remain of wall painting; I don't see what was painted but it is quite colourful and might be Byzantine.
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- Robin Barbar, Greece (Blue Guide), London- N.Y. 2001 (Revised reprint of the 6th edition of 1995), pp. 195, 199.
- Christopher Mee & Antony Spawforth, Greece. An Oxford Archaeological Guide. Oxford/ OUP, 2001, p. 151.