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Open–Air Temple—Kalybe
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View looking southwest at a structure located on the west side of the top of Sussita.  This structure is over 10 ft. [3 m.] high and is built of basalt ashlars.  Note the semicircular niche in the center of the structure.  The excavators believe that a statue of the emperor stood in this niche—overlooking the whole forum—reminding the residents of Sussita of their ultimate benefactor.  This type of structure is known as a kalybe.

This kalybe is located at the southwest corner of the forum, near the western gate of Sussita.