The Fortification  Wall

Here you can see a section of the fortifications of Early and Middle Troy I, together with a tower-like projection behind which lay the South gate of this period. The gateway was only two meters wide. Troy I was built c. 2920  BCE directly on bedrock.

Archaeological deposits four meters deep suggest a long period of occupation. The slightly inward-sloping fortification-Wall encloses a settlement which had a diameter of about ninety meters.

In front of the tower stood at least one Stone stele (B) with relief decoration showing the upper half of a human figure possibly holding a weapon. The tradition of such stele seems to live on at Troy for centuries: a good 1000 years later such Stone stele reappear in front of the South gate of Troy VI ( see Information- Sign 12 ).