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It is assumed that the city of Narona covered the area

of about 25 hectares, fortified by the city walls that

descended down the slopes of the hill (Upper Town)

and continued in its foot (Lower Town). The exploration

and conservation of the outer side of the city

walls was performed by the Archaeological Museum

of Split. The oldest parts of the walls are the remains

of two round towers and the city gate which date

back to the 4th-3rd century B.C. They were found

during digging the ground for the foundations of the

bell tower of the parish church. The research showed

that Narona’s walls were reinforced by round towers

which were subsequently replaced by the square and

rectangular ones. With all necessary renovations and

annexes, the walls had probably been in use until the

fall of Narona. After the exploration, the round towers

were preserved and covered with soil in order to level

the churchyard, and they were presented at a higher

level with newly erected walls. The movable archaeological

finds, found during excavations of the walls,

have been exposed in the Archeological Museum.

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