Fortification Gate, Butrint

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 23 August 2012
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Fortification Gate, Butrint

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 history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, August 23). Fortification Gate, Butrint. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/864/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Fortification Gate, Butrint." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 23, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/image/864/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Fortification Gate, Butrint." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Aug 2012. Web. 07 Aug 2020.

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