Category:Fortification wall (Ancient Dion)
In Roman times the greater part of the brick-built upper structure of the wall collapsed. Indeed, part of the south side was demolished, in order to built the great baths there. The wall was repaired once more in th mid-3rd century AD, to protect the city from the incursions of barbarian tribes. In this phase the east side was shifted westwards, because of the displacements of the bed of River Vaphyras. The late Roman enceinte was 2,800 meters in perimeter and enclosed an area of 37 hectares. Earlier architectura members (spolia), funerary altars and fragment of sculptures of various periods were used as building material.The walls of Dion were repaired for the last time between AD 365 and 380. A cross wall was built on the north and the east side which limited the area of the city to 16 hectares and the circuit of the wall to 1,595m. The final walls of Dion were destroyed in the mid-5th century AD, probably by earthquake.
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