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Forum of Philippopol

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Forum of Philippopol

The square – agora in Greek city planning, respectively – the forum in Roman, is situated in the very centre of the structure. Its location is fixed by the crossing point of the two main streets – cardo maximus (north-south direction) and decumanus maximus (east-west direction). Parallel to the two main streets numerous other cardi and decumani were traced forming eventually a grid of rectangles, each of which is called insula with dimensions (65-72 meters in east-west direction and 25-42 meters in north-south). The layout and dimensions of the insula depended on the master plan of the city as well as on the specific geographic profile of the terrain.

Insulae were developed to the South, Southeast and Southwest, but not to the North of the Forum since this site was set for the central zone of Trimontium in 2nd century AD. Here are situated some monumental buildings such as The Treasury, The Odeon, The Thermae and The Ancient Stadium.

  • Historical period

  • Antiquity
  • Work time

    • Лятно часово време
    • пон-пет 9:00 - (12:00-12:30) - 17:00
    • съб : 10:30 - 18:30
    • Зимно часово време
    • пон-пет 9:00 - (12:00-12:30) - 17:00
    • съб : 10:30 - 18:30
    • Работно време
    • пон-пет 9:00 - (12:00-12:30) - 17:00
    • съб : 10:30 - (12:00-12:30) - 18:30


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