SAMARIA - SEBASTIA
The Columned (Collonaded) Street starts at the western gate; its width at this point is
12.5m and decreases progressively to the end. It dates back to the end
of the second century and the beginning of the third century AD. It extends
to a distance of 800m in an eastern direction. It extends at the eastern
gate and the public yard. Six hundred stony pillars stand on both sides
of the street. The height of each, with the crown, is 5.5m. Only two of
these crowns are found in the site, whereas the rest of the crowns have
disappeared. At one time, these pillars carried a roof. Two rows of shops,
on both sides of the street, served as a market in the Roman era.
Last updated 22-Apr-98.
WebMaster Alexander Kaplunovsky.