Hellenistic Gate, Butrint

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by Mark Cartwright
published on 23 August 2012
A gate entrance in the Hellenistic fortification walls of Butrint (modern Albania), 2nd century BCE. Constructed using large ashlar blocks with angled joins designed to minimise earthquake damage. Despite this precaution the large cracks on the left are the result of seismic damage.

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  • James Blake Wiener wrote on 04 September 2012 at 20:54:

    Hi Robert--the error has been corrected. Thanks so much!

  • Robert H. Consoli wrote on 04 September 2012 at 17:14:

    Title! 'Hellenistic'.

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