Reconstruction of the Rampart of the Circumvallation, Alesia

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Carole Raddato
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published on 10 January 2016
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Reconstruction of the rampart of the circumvallation at Alesia (France). The rampart consisted of a terrace (agger) surmounted by a parapet and towers.
The terrace was built up with packed earth extracted from trenches. It was protected by a wooden barrier and constituted the core of the rampart. Mounds of turf formed two walls, exterior and interior.
The towers were spaced one every 18 - 20 m. They rested on a square of four supporting wood posts set about 3 m apart. The two front posts were solidly planted in the packed earth of the terrace.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2016, January 10). Reconstruction of the Rampart of the Circumvallation, Alesia. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4397/

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