Interior Gate, Butrint

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Mark Cartwright
published on 23 August 2012

The inside steps descending to the 'lion gate' of Butrint, 2nd century BCE (modified 2nd century CE). The steep incline immediately after a fortification gate was an added defence to restrict access in case of attack.

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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APA Style

Cartwright, M. (2012, August 23). Interior Gate, Butrint. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Cartwright, Mark. "Interior Gate, Butrint." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 23, 2012.

MLA Style

Cartwright, Mark. "Interior Gate, Butrint." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Aug 2012. Web. 20 Apr 2019.

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