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Greek City Walls of the Archaic Period, 900–480 BC$
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Rune Frederiksen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199578122

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578122.001.0001

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Preservation of City Walls

Preservation of City Walls

(p.41) 4. Preservation of City Walls
Greek City Walls of the Archaic Period, 900–480 BC

Rune Frederiksen

Oxford University Press

This chapter investigates the evidence of destruction of various walls throughout history in an attempt to look at this study of pre-Classical walls through the right perspective. It covers research about the destruction of walls in modern times caused by new constructions and modern farming activities; destruction in antiquity and Middle Ages by wars and city renovations; destruction prompted by disrepair; and destruction triggered by natural causes. It is important to identify the degree of destruction in order to fully recognize its impact on the remaining city walls.

Keywords:   city walls, destruction, Archaic period, pre-Classical walls, Classical Greece, Medieval Greece

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