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Recent Research Concerning the Walls at Asea


Show simple item record Forsén, Jeannette Forsén, Björn Karlsson, Lars 2011-10-18T14:53:03Z 2011-10-18T14:53:03Z 2005
dc.identifier.citation In: Østby, Erik (ed.), Ancient Arcadia 2005: 307-319 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 82-91626-25-1
dc.identifier.issn 1105-4204
dc.description Papers from the third international seminar on Ancient Arcadia, held at the Norwegian Institute at Athens, 7-10 May 2002 en_US
dc.description.abstract The fortification walls of Asea Paleokastro in Arcadia have recently been studied in several different aspects. Thus, the parts of the walls which are still visible above the ground have been documented in detail. Furthermore, an attempt has been made to trace the course of the lower city walls which are covered by modem alluvium with the help of various geophysical methods. As a result we suggest that the acropolis walls should be dated to the classical period, whereas the lower city walls probably were constructed during the Kleomenic war (229/28-222 B.C.) Cleaning work done around the main gateway of the acropolis indicates that the road leading up to the acropolis originallly was constructed for carts. During the Late Byzantine period the acropolis was refortified, and some walls belonging to this phase are still to be seen at the main gateway and the summit of the acropolis. Preliminary results of the geophysical prospection finally indicate that the lower circuit wall may have had a total length of ca. 1 km, enclosing an area of about 11 ha. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher The Norwegian Institute at Athens en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Papers of the Norwegian Institute at Athens en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8 en_US
dc.subject.other Topography - Arcadia en_US
dc.title Recent Research Concerning the Walls at Asea en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Arkeologi: 090::Klassisk arkeologi: 092 en_US

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