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View looking north from the mountains above Thermopylae looking down at the area of the pass. The “pass” today is about 3 mi. [5 km.] wide, due to silting, but in ancient times it probably was only about 20 yards [20 m.] wide!
In the sea, the Greek fleet was holding back the Persian—while the land battle was occurring.
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For a map and brief descriptive comments on the battle of Thermopylae Click Here.