Friday, September 10, 2010

Mainland wall at Iasus

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A reconstruction of the mainland wall at Iasus.. The wall was interspersed at about every 30 meters with jogs or J-shaped towers, allowing them to enfilade the enemy effectively. Moreover, there were sally ports on either side of every tower, and at every jog. Numerous posterns made an active defense possible with surprise sorties by the defenders. The wall was laid with uncoursed rubble which is uncharacteristic of Greek Military architecture.

Ref. Nossov,"Greek Fortifications---."

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