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View looking northwest at a portion of the city wall of Sinope. Sinope is situated on a peninsula that protrudes into the Black Sea but bends to the east—thus forming a sheltered southern side of the peninsula (where the harbor is).
The Black Sea is visible on the left side of the image and in the distance is the ancient acropolis of Sinope—now a military base.
The walls probably date back to the 4th century B.C. and were frequently refurbished. They are 1.3 mi. (2 km.) long and over 80 ft. (25 m.) tall. There are numerous towers and seven gates.