Thursday, March 11, 2010

Attic border fortresses: Eleutheria & Aigosthena

Another day in the field, another set of ruins - border fortresses. These buildings are not only well preserved but also especially interesting as they are often overlooked today.

This is the Eleutheria fortress (early 4th century BC) guarding a valley between Attica and Thebes.

The view from a fortress at Aigosthena /early 4th century BC), near Megara, guarding a part of the Corinthian gulf.

One of the many towers, once 18 meters high. It's unfortunately off limits since an earthquake during the 1980's (if my memory serves me correctly).

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