Augustus period, the stoa to the north of the
State Agora was converted to a
basilica. This was a 160m long
building with a wood covered roof.
Later on during
the Augustan period column heads were changed
from Ionic style to Corinthian style. Some of
these columns are still intact. The stoa on
which this basilica was built was found
to be buried approximately 1.4m below ground.
There was another stoa next to the basilica
giving access to the building through three
This stoa was
restored and reshaped during the Byzantine
period. There are some emperor statues on
display in the museum, found in the basilica.
Section of Ephesus,
Istanbul Castles, Istanbul Bazaars