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The view above is of the gateway looking north out of
the city, while the view below is taken from the Via dei Sepolcri
looking towards the city.
gate is situated in the north west corner of the city walls on the Via
Consolare. It consists of 3 passageways, the central one intended
for vehicles while the two flanking archways catered for pedestrians.
gate dates to the years when Pompeii was transformed into a colony by
Sulla, when the walls and gates no longer served any defensive purpose.
Adjacent to the gate can be seen the ancient agger,
the rampart which acted as a buttress to the wall and also allowed the
defenders to reach the top of the fortifications.
On the inside of the
rampart the remains of Greek walls from the 5th century BC have been