The Cardo of Ancient Dion, Greece

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Carole Raddato
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published on 23 May 2021
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The main cardo of Dion was a wide street on a north-south axis that connected the city centre with the nearby religious sanctuaries. The original street was laid out in the late 4th century BCE. In the 3rd century CE, it was paved in large conglomerate stone from nearby Mount Olympus. At this time, its width was reduced to 5.6 metres (18.3 ft) with a stepped kerb. The southern portion of the street was lined with colonnaded porticoes.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2021, May 23). The Cardo of Ancient Dion, Greece. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14084/the-cardo-of-ancient-dion-greece/

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