The Palaestra in Herculaneum

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Carole Raddato
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published on 29 January 2020
The Palaestra in Herculaneum

View of the partially excavated Palaestra in Herculaneum which was surrounded by a portico of fluted Corinthian columns on three sides and a cryptoporticus on the north side to support the terrace above. Built during the Augustan period (27 BCE - 14 CE), this gigantic building complex was used primarily for sporting activities.

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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. (2020, January 29). The Palaestra in Herculaneum. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11803/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Palaestra in Herculaneum." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 29, 2020. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11803/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Palaestra in Herculaneum." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Jan 2020. Web. 20 Feb 2020.

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