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Survey of the Kales

Monday, August 10, 2009 20090726-20090730-Survey_of_the_'kales'_in_the_territory_of_Sagalassos-Figure_1

During previous archaeological survey campaigns (1993-1997), we had observed that all the places with the toponym “kale” (or fortress in Turkish) bore the remains of (extensive) fortification walls or (smaller) forts. At that time, the dating of these kales was difficult since the pottery retrieved was highly undiagnostic. However, it was clear that these kales […]

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Fortifications: Aims 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The city is thought to have been surrounded by a fortification system from the late third century B.C. onward. This Hellenistic wall would then be dismantled during the Roman period and the main part of the fortification wall visible today was the result of a late antique reconstruction. The circuit of the Late Roman town […]

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