Arch of Galerius (Kamara)

One of Thessaloniki's most significant monuments located on the upper side of Egnatia Street, the Arch of Galerius or Kamara, was built during the Roman Tetrarchy (early 4th century AD) as the western part of a covered portico, formed by arches and bows.

It was built to honor the Roman Emperor Galerius who returned victorious to Thessaloniki (about 306 AD) after the wars against the Persians. The triumphal arch was placed vertically on ancient Roman Egnatia Road, passed through the city and was part of the Roman palace which stretched further southwest, and where Navarinou and Ippodromiou squares stand today.

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