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"The Mysterious Cryptoporticus" Top 5 Page for this destination Arles Things to Do Tip by hquittner

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  In the Cryptoporticus With Part of a Column
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  • In the Cryptoporticus With Part of a Column - Arles
      In the Cryptoporticus With Part of a Column
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  • Heavy Walls of Cryptoporticus Chamber & Air Vent - Arles
      Heavy Walls of Cryptoporticus Chamber & Air Vent
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  • Detail of Column - Arles
      Detail of Column
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An entrance into part of the vanished Forum is a subterranean structure measuring 348 x 236 feet, which is quite tall with air shafts high on the walls which open into the area where the forum once occupied. There are two galleries in it with a connecting end and it is thought that this wa used to store grain, but some pieces of statuary have been found here. Only a couple of similar structures have been found among all of the Roman remains.

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  • Written Jan 12, 2011
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