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Apollonia, wall

Apollonia: city in the Cyrenaica, port of Cyrene.

Wall of Apollonia
Wall of Apollonia
Apollonia was founded as the port of Cyrene, which means that it was not the main site that, in case of an emergency, had to be defended. The walls of Apollonia, therefore, do not date back to the oldest stage of occupation, but were built in the Hellenistic Age. They are very well preserved, especially in the southeast, although it is not always easy to see the gates.

This page was created in 2008; last modified on 2 October 2014.