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by Archaeology Newsroom

Unknown castles and walled confines in Ancient Eressos

The countryside of Eressos, one of the six towns of Lesbos, was organized in small agricultural agglomerations. Along the edge of the valleys some architectural remains testify the existence of rectangular towers, of which thirteen have been so far described by various archaeologists. The author of this article has discovered seven more as well as a number of walled areas, all of them belonging to the defensive network of the region.