Forum/Agora 1

Forum/Agora 1

View looking east over the recent excavations of the ancient Forum/Agora. This version of the forum seems to date to the second century A.D. although its foundations may be earlier.

In the distance is the Odeum.

This may have been the area of the "marketplace" where a mob started to riot in the city (Acts 17: 5) due to the success of the preaching of Paul and Silas.

Acts 17:5        But the Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city. They rushed to Jason’s house in search of Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the crowd.

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