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Roman “Tetrapylon”


    During the post-Hellenistic era, the Romans conquerors of the island of Rhodes, created a new avenue, in the north –south direction, connecting the so-called “small port” or war port of ancient Rhodes (today’s Mandraki port) to the south of the city (today’s St Fanourios str). The avenue was paved and had colonnades and galleries on both sides. At the north end, near the ancient dockyards, the avenue intersected the ancient street, connecting the Acropolis to the great port, in the west–east direction. There, the Romans built a “Tetrapylon”, a quadriporticus building, with columns decorated by marble reliefs, in the fashion of the roman triumphal arcs.
    The “Tetrapylon” no longer exists, but one of the marble reliefs can be seen in the archaeological museum of Rhodes.

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