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Note the people on the walkway at the left to help establish the scale. (2009 image) This is looking east.
The lion gate is out of sight on the left center (the walkway coming up from the left leads to the gate).

 

The classical era Greeks (500-400BCE) called the walls "Cyclopean" because they thought only the giant Cyclops could have built them.

Remember, this ruin was ancient history to the classical era Greeks

(Color is off here, 1986 image).

The walkway is modern of course. Note how the gate is placed at a corner of the wall. To attack the gate you must come under fire from the entire length of wall to your left. (1986 image)

Let's approach the Lion Gate.

Last modified 9/19/09; posted 3/23/04. Original content © 2009, 2004 John P. Nordin