City Wall with Gate, 5th century BC
Just north of the Aegean Sea sat Amphipolis, a
city of northeastern Macedonia. It was approximately 30 miles (45 km)
southwest of Philippi and 5 miles (8 km) inland of the port city Eion.
The city was best known for its oil, timber, wine, figs, gold, silver,
and woolen textiles. Thracians first founded this site, a strategic
military and commercial location, in the 5th century BC.