Amphipolis - Greece

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February 20, 2010|1:48 pm

City Wall with Gate, 5th century B.C.
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City Wall with Gate, 5th century B.C.

Just north of the Aegean Sea sat Amphipolis, a city of northeastern Macedonia. It was approximately 30 miles (45 km) southwest of Philippi and 5 miles (8 km) inland of the port city Eion. The city was best known for its oil, timber, wine, figs, gold, silver, and woolen textiles. Thracians first founded this site, a strategic military and commercial location, in the 5th century B.C.

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