Iberian City at Ullastret 

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According to the guidebook, where we enter the town was the main gate, flanked by watchtowers.  The gate was in two layers, on the outside, iron bars.  Next came a thick wooden door with lead sheeting laid over it.  The hinges were found, and are in the museum.

After entering, a quick right turn shows this entryway into what used to be a sizable watchtower.

Go straight, to the next right, and you see "first street":

A look to the left at this point shows an area where either houses or public buildings were located, using the city wall as their back wall.  

The community stored its grain and dried beans for later use and resale in large excavated grain silos, lined with clay and other materials keep water and air circulation out so as to preserve content.

Water was stored in cisterns, also sealed with clay, this time to keep water in rather than out of course.

Agriculture, meaning the growing of food as well as managing livestock; metal working, included the making of tools, swords and other armaments and protective gear, clasps for clothing, and decorative items; weaving of rugs and clothing items; building and rock cutting and transporting; rock and metal sculpting; hunting; fishing; and fighting were trades practiced in the city and its supporting surrounding land.  Where there is a valley now, however, there was a lake until quite recently, and when it rains hard it is a lake again despite the moving of a river and the changing of the valley's drainage.

Note, in the next photo, the Pyrenees on the far horizon:

The above picture is in the direction of Emporion, where the Greeks and their fellow Indiketes were living cozily together, and trading with external parties.  This external trading is something Ullastret used to do on its own, but now they grudgingly paid Emporian middlemen.  So, to some extent, Emporion's success was at the expense of Ullsatret and other towns that used to be more important to the traveling traders making their rounds.

The corner of the city pictured above was thought to have housed buildings with a public purpose, and more grain storage silos lie before them.  The illustration includes a drawing of a two-story house, just as in the Greek city.  Houses were stone block and wood, with dense branches caked with clayey mud for roofs.  Airholes served as smoke outlets.  Most houses were one room, some were more elaborate.

Two temples stood at the top of the city's hill:

Specific deities of the time and place were not known, but the offerings of small figures in stone and clay suggests there was an attempt to have the god or goddess keep in mind the onbject left behind, whether it was themselves, a relative of friend, or an animal that needed help.  Sacrifices were also made, of infants, or of slaves, and a cult of skulls was practiced as well.

The next photos gives a view of more home sites in the city:

Parts of the city have not been excavated yet.

Several more storage silos are in the foreground of the above photo: agriculture was the number one activity of this city.

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