Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fortifications of Priene

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The fortifications of Priene were erected in the 4th century BC, supposedly after Alexander the Great's march across Asia Minor in 334 BC. About 30 towers protected the walls of the acropolis and the city lying below. One of the towers is shown in this photo. The tower photo is outlined in ink to better understand it's shape and construction.

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