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I decided to go to Greece just in a few days and I was very busy with my job so I was completely unprepared. For instance, I had no idea what is in Thessaloniki to see (I knew about Ata Turk home but I was not there). So, I just walked around with GPS, took the photos of what I found interesting and only later at home I identified the objects. In spite of it, I saw many very interesting places, some that there have never been shown here (anyway, during the last ten years).

Here are two places from the Unesco Heritage List - Arch of Galerius and Rotunda. The Arch of Galerius and the Rotunda are neighbouring early 4th-century AD monuments in the city of Thessaloniki. The 4th-century Roman emperor Galerius commissioned these two structures as elements of an imperial precinct linked to his Thessaloniki palace. The arch was composed of a masonry core faced with marble sculptural panels celebrating a victory over Narses (Narseh), the seventh emperor in the Sassanid Persian Empire, in 299 AD. About two-thirds of the arch is preserved.

The Rotunda was a massive circular structure with a masonry core that had an oculus like the Pantheon in Rome.it was built in 306 AD on the orders of the tetrarch Galerius, who was thought to have intended it to be his mausoleum.
In two Workshops the views of the arch and Rotunda.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13401 W: 141 N: 34841] (157280)
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