Ancient Corinth ( Greece Peloponnese ) was one of the largest and most important cities of Greece, with a population of 90,000 in 400 BC. The site today, first excavated in 1892 CE by the Greek Archaeological Service, is dominated by the Doric peripheral Temple of Apollo
and many fine mosaics - notably the Dionysos mosaic. The majority of the other surviving buildings date from the 1st century CE in the Roman era and include a large forum, a temple to Octavia, baths, the Bema where St. Paul addressed the Corinthians, the Asklepion temple to Asklepios, and a centre of healing, fountains - including the monumental Peirine fountain complex (2nd century CE) - a propylaea, theatre, odeion, gymnasium, and stoas. There are also the remains of three basilicas.