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South Stoa II

South Stoa II was a commercial Stoa in Ancient Agora.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1936 The first excavation took place.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

    86 BC Destroyed by Sulla.

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

    Constructed around the middle of the 2nd century BC.

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Today we mainly see the foundations and the stereobate of the stoa. Both South Stoa II and Middle Stoa formed the southern square of the Agora.

What I can't see

It was a single stoa with 30 Doric columns and probably served the city’s commercial needs. It had a small fountain on the back side, that is, on the south side of the agora. It was linked with the earlier Middle Stoa through a small building. South Stoa II was built over a large part of the older South Stoa I, which had to be demolished. Also, a large part of the rock had to be dug. The water found at a shallow depth forced the builders to design a complex system of drains under the building.


Camp J., (2001), The Archaeology of Athens, Yale University Press, New Haven and London


Foka Ι., Valavanis P., (1994), Περίπατοι στην Αθήνα και την Αττική, τόποι, θεοί, μνημεία [Strolls in Athens and Attica, places, gods, monuments], Kedros