Hellenistic Gate, Butrint


Mark Cartwright
published on 23 August 2012
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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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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time writer, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, August 23). Hellenistic Gate, Butrint. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/863/hellenistic-gate-butrint/

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