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Forum Portico and Shops
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View of the eastern portico of the fourth century A.D. forum looking north.

The columns on the left (west) side of the image supported a roof that covered the walk way in the center of the picture. On the right (east) the entrances to the various shops are visible.

To the left of the columns was the large open space of the forum, with a circular temple in its center.

During his travels, Paul probably worked as a tent maker in or near the agora/forum of the city he was visiting. In addition it may also, at times, have been a place where Paul witnessed concerning his faith.

For a brief description of the biblical and historical significance of Perge click here.