The Northern Defensive Line Fortification Complex of the Roman Citadel in Olbia

  • Dmytro M. Khmelevskyi Institute of Archaeology, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Keywords: Olbia, Rome, excavation, citadel, сurtain, wall, gates, architecture.

Abstract

The paper deals with the results of work at the “Citadel” site in Olbia of the first centuries CE. The author analyses the architectural objects and ceramic complexes discovered during the research. The description and dimensions of the building remnants of the defensive walls, types of masonries are conducted. Comparison of two earlier revealed curtains opened by B.V. Farmakovskyi at the main excavation (1905—1906) and recently discovered part of the north-western curtain at the western excavation (2011—2015) is made.

The discovery of the “post” confirms the correctness of the location definition of the gate opening, noted by B.V. Farmakovskyi on the basis of the identified street impacts; the placement of such “post” is likely to be near the gate, and not the usual curtain.

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