The invading Romans pillaged the structures of Ancient Athenia, a way of showing their might and colossal power. The Roman Forum was erected during the reign of its most mighty leader and chief financier, Julius Caesar. This forum was built to become the centre of the city’s financing and trade, an accolade once held by the Athenian Agora, which is now an archaeological site. Although it’s now mostly made up of ancient ruins, the Roman Agora was quite impressive in its heyday. At the centre of this space was a courtyard surrounded by colonnades, with shops on its east side and fountains on the south. One prominent relic of the past that still stands tall is the iconic Gates of Athena, which served as the entrance to this once bustling market space.