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The West Colonnade runs along the riverside of the court. It is about 100m long and has 31 plant columns about 5m high, with capitals of very varied form. Most of the columns have reliefs showing the Emperor Tiberius making offerings to the gods. The roof of the colonnade, part of which has collapsed, is decorated with stars and flying vultures. There are two rows of reliefs on the rear wall depicting the Pharaoh, usually Augustus or Tiberius, dedicating gifts to the gods.
The East Colonnade is unfinished, only six of the planned 16 columns having been completed. The others are only rough-hewn and the capitals have been left unfinished.