Miletus. Turkey. View between columns of of the partially restored Ionic Stoa which was built in 50 AD by Emperor Tiberius Claudius Sophanes. The Ionic Stoa originally had thirty five Ionic columns in front and nineteen shops at the rear. The road in front of it was the spectacular and processional 100 metre long sacred way which was built in the Roman period and connected the Harbour Gate and the Lions Harbour. The back of the Stoa shops were bounded by the Hellenistic gymnasium and the Vergilius Capito Baths. The ancient Greek city of Miletus is located in western Anatolia on the Aegean coast of Turkey.