East Propylon

    Located to the west of the Nymphaeum of S. Severus, opposite from the Central Agora, East Propylon opens into the east portico of the North (Sacred) Agora, and it is symmetrical to the Central Propylon. Placed within a recess of 6.97x16.10 m on the north side of the street the propylon has two doorways leading into the portico. Marble flooring was made with reused materials such as geison and frieze blocks in the reign of Constantine the Great (3. 306-37). The western doorway was later narrowed into a single-winged door. The eastern doorway was later cancelled with a wall built with travertine and lime mortar. Traces in the flooring before these doorways indicate that postaments once stood there. Thus, the East Propylon was a grand monument like the Central Propylon and had decorative coffers in the ceiling. The thick travertine wall on the east is the extension of the back wall of the east portico of the agora. Flooring towards the street was damaged at places due to repairs and earthquakes in later times.
     This propylon was built in the second century and collapsed entirely with the earthquake of 494. Subsequent arrangements allowed it to remain in use together with the North (Sacred) Agora until the seventh century.

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