Built as part of the aggrandisement lavished on the city by Emperor L. Septimius Severus around 200 AD, this colonnaded street leading from the Hadrianic Baths past the southern side of the new (Severan) forum to the reconstructed harbour is of a kind characteristic of the Roman cities of the Near East. This is seen as one of several clear illustrations from this period of the architectural links with the eastern Mediterranean.

Photo ©1995 Stuart Laidlaw, Michael Halliwell, Institute of Archaeology, UCL