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Following my previous posting from Apamea, this shot shows a more comprehensive view of the Cardo Maximus – the main street – in the city. Running North-South for two miles, this colonnaded street was the showpiece of Roman Apamea, built to show off the prosperity of the city. Following an earthquake in 115 AD, much of the street had to be rebuilt, and so much of the street as seen today dates from 180 AD, considerably reconstructed in the 20th century. The large column in the distance is the votive column, serving no other purpose than as a monument to the city’s power and wealth. Beyond the votive column is the northern gate to the city under which would have passed the road to Antioch, now situated in Turkey but in Roman times the seat of the provincial government of Syria.

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