Roman Forum (Thessaloniki)
It is a large two-terraced forum featuring two-storey stoas, dug up by accident in the 1960s. The forum complex also boasts two Roman baths, one of which has been excavated while the other is buried underneath the city, and a small theater which was also used for gladiatorial games. Although the initial complex was not built in Roman times, it was largely refurbished in the 2nd century. It is believed that the forum and the theater continued to be used until at least the 6th century.
In the area of the forum, in the 60s it was planned to be built the central City's Court (in Greek: Δικαστήρια), but after the discovery the project was stopped. This intension still survives in the name of the nearby "Dikastirion (Ancient Agora officially) Square".
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