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The Ietionian Gate, part of Piraeus port ancient walls, to be upgraded


The archaeological site of the Ietionian Gate in Piraeus will be upgraded and is expected to be ready to open to public in July 2017.

The Ietionian Gate, part of Piraeus port ancient walls, to be upgraded
Aerial view of the Ietionian Gate in Piraeus 
[Credit: Greek Ministry of Culture]
The Ietionian Gate is the largest archaeological site of Piraeus coast. It is situated south of the central port that it used to protect in the antiquity.

The Ietionian Gate, part of Piraeus port ancient walls, to be upgraded
One of the fortified towers of the Ietionian Gate in Piraeus 
[Credit: Greek Ministry of Culture]
Its importance is dual not only because it was the port's bastion and one of the two entrances in the fortified city of Pireaus (the second entrance was at the Urban Gates) but because one can see the fortification techniques developed between the 5th and 3rd century BC.

Source: ANA-MPA [September 08, 2016]
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