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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

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578122.003.0004

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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