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Temple A Inscribed Columns
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View looking down into the substructure of Temple A at Laodicea—through the unbreakable glass floor!  Note the two decorated columns and the two composite capitals (Ionic and Corinthian orders).  Evidently they have been placed where they were originally found.

Each column has three "registers" on it and three Latin Inscriptions.  From top to bottom: top image of a deity, central a symbol of the deity, and lower a guardian of the city figure.  The broken column on the left I will call Column A and the one on the right Column B.  Details of each column follow.