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Previously, the western fortress wall was part of the fortification system of the city of Nessebar. Today, most of this system has been buried under water. The surviving section of the wall reaches 100 meters in length and up to 8 meters in height.
The wall was built with mixed masonry. The initial layer of the wall was built during the time of the Thracians in the VIII-VI centuries BC, the second layer - during the antiquity in the IV-III centuries BC, the final layer - in the V-VI centuries in the early Byzantine period.
The southern and northern edges of the wall are in the sea, thus playing the role of moorings for the city's marinas. The gate, enclosed by two rectangular towers, is located opposite the isthmus. Round and semicircular towers were built symmetrically to the side of the gate. Both doors - two-winged and sliding - tightly closed the main entrance to the city.
Five wall reconstructions from the 7th - 19th centuries have been documented. The main excavations, as well as the study of the surviving parts of the fortress, were carried out in 1958-1969. In 1970-1981, restoration work was carried out here.
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Topic: Fortress wall with gates in Bulgaria, Nessebar resort.