Visual Timeline: Piraeus

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493 BCE: The first fortifications are constructed at Athens' port of Piraeus.
 
482 BCE: Themistocles persuades the Athenians to build a fleet, which saves them at Salamis and becomes their source of power.
 
480 BCE: The fortifications of Piraeus instigated by Themistocles are completed.
 
465 BCE: Construction of the Long Walls fortifications joining Athens to the port of Piraeus are begun.
 
446 BCE: The Middle Wall fortifications are added to the Long Walls which connect Athens and the port of Piraeus.
 
429 BCE: Following attacks by Sparta, fortifications at the port of Piraeus are extended to reduce the width of the harbour entrances.
 
 
404 BCE: Sparta attacks the Athenian port of Piraeus destroying parts of the Long Wall fortifications.
 
 
387 BCE: Sparta attacks the Athenian port of Piraeus.
 
 
86 BCE: The Roman general Sulla sacks Athens and the port of Piraeus.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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