City fortifications on the slopes(new data on Rostislavl' Ryazansky)

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The 2015-2016 excavations provided an opportunity to examine an edgeof the timber and earth wall erected right on the slope of the site facing the Oka River.The excavations revealed a hole which probably represents remains of an escarp (or a moat),possibly, created in the middle of the 14th century when the fortification of the Rostislavl'citadel was reconstructed and substantially reinforced.

Medieval russian fortification, timber and earth wall, escarp, moat, gorodni(log walls)

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