Portico B or Portico of the 17 niches, a colonnaded street built 4th century BC to link the centre in the South of the city with the agora in the North, Apollonia, Fier, Albania. The portico is 72.2m long and 10.5m wide and split into 2 bays by a central colonnade of 36 doric octagonal columns. The end wall has 17 niches which would have housed marble statues. Apollonia was an ancient Greek city in Illyria, founded in 588 BC by Greek colonists from Corfu and Corinth. It flourished in the Roman period and declined from the 3rd century AD when its harbour was silted up due to an earthquake. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Portico B or Portico of the 17 niches, a colonnaded street built 4th century BC to link the centre in the South of the city with the agora in the North, Apollonia, Fier, Albania. The portico is 72.2m long and 10.5m wide and split into 2 bays by a central colonnade of 36 doric octagonal columns. The end wall has 17 niches which would have housed marble statues. Apollonia was an ancient Greek city in Illyria, founded in 588 BC by Greek colonists from Corfu and Corinth. It flourished in the...
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