Fortification Gate, Butrint

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Mark Cartwright
published on 23 August 2012

A gate in the fortification walls of Butrint (modern Albania), 2nd century BCE. The lintel shows a lion devouring a bull carved in relief and was probably reused from an earlier 6th century BCE building. The gate was lowered in height in Roman times (c. 2nd century CE) to restrict access.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, 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). Fortification Gate, Butrint. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Fortification Gate, Butrint." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 23, 2012.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Fortification Gate, Butrint." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Aug 2012. Web. 06 Feb 2023.