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Archea Korinthos (Old Corinth) in Corinthia Regional Unit, Peloponnese Region, Greece
 

Road Network

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2015
1. Road Network Marker
Inscription. The route of the ancient traveler Pausanias through the Corinthian Forum at the 2nd century A.D., together with the results of the excavations conducted on the site by the American Archaeological School of Athens, give the modern visitor an idea about the main roadways of the ancient city from the classical to the roman period. At the same time, the modern visitor has the opportunity to see the remains of two main roads of the Roman city, the Lechaion and the Kenchraie road.

The characteristic of the roman urban planning are the large roads (avenues). They cross the city, intersect in its center and end in the gates: the so called "cardo", from north to south and the "decumanus", from east to west. At the intersection of the main roads was situated the Agora, "forum", i.e. the main social and religious center, an open space, bordered by colonnades and monumental buildings.
 
Erected by LZ Ephoreia of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities.
 
Location. 37° 54.318′ N, 22° 52.735′ E. Marker is in Archea Korinthos (Old Corinth), Peloponnese Region, in Corinthia Regional Unit. Marker can be reached from Enotiki Archeas Korinthou north of EO Korinthou Argous (Local Route 7), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map
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By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2015
2. Road Network Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a satellite photograph of Old Corinth, showing the current ruins with the ancient buildings (numbered) and roadways (color highlighted) superimposed on the photo.
. This marker is located in the Archaeological Park of Ancient Corinth, and is one of the early markers that visitors encounter upon first entering the archaeological park and is situated very near the east side of the park's visitor center and site museum. Marker is in this post office area: Archea Korinthos (Old Corinth), Peloponnese Region 200 07, Greece.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buildings at the West End of Roman Agora (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of Apollo (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple E (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Glauke Fountain (about 90 meters away); Ancient Corinth (about 90 meters away); Archaeological Site of Ancient Corinth (about 90 meters away); The Rostra (Bema) of the Roman Forum (about 120 meters away); The Heroon at the Crossroads: an early sanctuary of Ancient Corinth (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Archea Korinthos (Old Corinth).
 
More about this marker. With regards to the location of all of the markers in the Archaeological Park of Ancient Corinth, when going online and researching directional information, I could not locate any websites, or any online maps, that provided the names of the local streets, so it was difficult for me to provide
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By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2015
3. Road Network Marker
Map numbering key showing what numbers go with what ancient structures that are shown on the marker's maps (click on image to enlarge numbering key).
accurate and detailed directional information. The street and crossroad that I have provided are the closest two "named" streets that I could locate on any of the maps that I used.

One online site provided the following directions for getting to the archaeological park: "By car: 90 minutes from Athens. The exit to Ancient Corinth, approaching from the north, is about 2 kilometers west of the Tripolis interchange. Warning: visitors familiar with the village before 1996 should take the Patras interchange not the new Tripolis highway to arrive from the other side of the village; no exit was constructed and a U-turn cannot be made for ten kilometers."
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2015
4. Road Network Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a map showing Corinth's buildings and roadways during the Classical period of its history.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2015
5. Road Network Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a map showing Corinth's buildings and roadways during the Hellenistic period of its history.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2015
6. Road Network Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of a map showing Corinth's buildings and roadways during the Roman period of its history.
Road Network Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2015
7. Road Network Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of an illustration, showing where the park visitor was in relation to the ruins of the archaeological park, while standing in front of the marker.
Road Network Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2015
8. Road Network Marker
View showing where the marker is situated in relation to the rest of the archaeological park's landscape.
Road Network Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 22, 2015
9. Road Network Marker
View showing where the marker is situated in relation to the temple ruins.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 1, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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