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The Gymnasium of Cyrene, Libya

A massive rectangular gymnasium is part of the ruins of the ancient Greek settlement of Cyrene – in now days Libya -, which was founded in 700 BC as a center of learning and was later absorbed into the Roman Empire.
THE GYMNASIUM OF CYRENE AND ITS TRANSFORMATIONS BETWEEN HELLENISTIC AGE AND LATE ANTIQUITIY

The public Gymnasium (dimosion Gymnasion – Ptolomaion) of Cyrene, built by and named after
Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (around mid-2nd century BC), replaced the houses built in that area since the Archaic period. The monument had a large portico (about 8000 m•), eleven service rooms along the North side (among which aloutron and anephebeion were identified) and a race track, known as the “Portico of the Herms”. 

The Gymnasium was turned into a Forum during the 1st century AD, when the construction of a Basilica replaced the Northern rooms; in the 2nd century AD a Corinthian temple (probably dedicated to the Emperors Hadrian and Antoninus Pius) was built in the centre of the square. The occupation of the area, despite its abandonment as a public complex, continued during Late Antiquity, after devastating earthquakes between 262 and 365 AD, with the building of several houses in both the porticoes and the central square.

Read about Cyrene : HERE

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