In front of the odeion was a commercial center, called the "Basilica". It was next to the State Agora to expedite business affairs. The building was erected with three naves at the time of Augustus in the 1st century AD. Judging by the holes bored into it, there was a single-nave gallery here in the Hellenistic Period. A number of the columns have been restored and set in place. In Byzantine times there was a large open court (stoa) to the side of the Basilica that was decorated with numerous statues. The court had three doors, the largest opening from the basilica. Giant statutes of Augustus and his wife, Livia that were here are now in the Ephesus Museum.