Roman Period Street

Roman Period Street

It crosses the center of the city of Ainos and runs parallel to today’s Bekir Kara Street. The street that dates back to the Roman period is raised on top of three herringbone structured vaults and it is covered by large stone blocks. In order to drain the rainwater, two canals running parallel to the street had been built on both sides of the street.

Underneath the street there is a sewage system, 0.60 m. wide and 0.80 m. high. The finds in that area indicate that the Roman period street and the sewage system run as far as the Meriç (Evros/Maritsa) river.

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