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A camel caravan passing below the southeast corner gate. The picture was taken from the gate and shows the view along the city wall. Notice the alcove design. By building out from the wall, the pattern broke an attacking force into smaller groups. The defenders then had more space from which to attack and could fire from three sides.

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