Saturday, September 11, 2010

City Wall With A Jog, Priene

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The city wall at Priene showing a jog in the wall. The jog allowed flanking fire to be brought to bear upon the space alongside the adjusting curtain, but unlike with a tower, this was on one side only. A jog was a cheap alternative to a tower. In Priene, the South city wall was protected mostly by jogs, while along the rest of the wall, there were towers

Ref. Nossov, "Greek Fortifications---"

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