To the east of the gorge the wall still follows the edge of low cliffs of the, coast, and continues to do so all along the east side of Achradina 1 The date of the fragment of city wall immediately to the north-east of the so-called palaestra is uncertain; it is therefore doubtful whether it can belong to this system of defences (Lupus, pp. 308, 331).
The priests deserted the Temple for the palaestra and the young nobles wore the Greek cap. The Jews of Jerusalem were enrolled as citizens of Antioch.
The chief entrances to the palaestra were at south-west and south-east, separated by a double colonnade which extended along the south side.
To the west are the remains of an extensive building of the Roman period, probably a palaestra with a small Odeum attached.