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Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona

Section of the walls

<p>Detail of the remains&nbsp;<em>in situ</em>&nbsp;of the Roman wall.</p>

Detail of the remains in situ of the Roman wall.

Preserved section of the wall in situ. A clear difference exists between the initial construction phase, which dates back to the earliest Roman occupation, namely that of the praesidium (military fortress) on the crest of the hill, with walls 4 m wide and 6 m high and square defence towers; and the second phase from the end of the 2nd century BC, which extended the perimeter and increased both the height (12 m) and width (6 m). The building technique consists of a socle of large blocks of stone topped by a double ashlar wall filled in with stones and earth on the foundation blocks and with adobe elsewhere.

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