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Sign: Apollonia - The Fortress’s Fortifications


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Apollonia National Park, Herzliya, Israel
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ביצורי המבצר
המבצר היה מוגן בשלוש מערכות ביצורים. מערכת הביצור החיצונית כללה חומת תמך, מגדלים חצי עגולים ושער. המערכת הפנימית הייתה קיר, שגובהו כ-6 מ’, שתחם את המערכת החיצונית והיה גבוה ממנה. היה זה למעשה הקיר החיצוני של שורת החדרים, שהקיפה את חצר המבצר. מערכת הביצור השלישית הייתה מגדל העוז הגבוה ביותר.

The Fortress’s Fortifications
Three fortification systems protected the fortress. The outer fortification system consisted of a retaining wall semi-circular towers and a gate. The inner system was an 18 feet high wall, higher than the outer fortifications and running parallel to them. This, In fact, was the outer wall of the rooms surrounding the fortress’s courtyard. The third and tallest fortification system was the keep.
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The remains of the fortress can be seen in the picture from which the sign was taken Click for a larger image

The Keep mentioned in the sign appears on a separate sign Click for sign's details



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