easily followed around die whole circuit. In some places they are
level with the ground, while in others they are still erect. The walls
have been destroyed and then rebuilt, as is clear from the archi-
tectural fragments, and even inscribed stones which are built into the
present wall. But that the foundations of the wall date from a com-
paratively early period is shown by the fact that on the outside the
wall is provided with finely executed stone shoots at the bottom to
carry the water off. Still, it must be noted that, at a place where the
wall is now used as a quarry by the villagers of Makuf, I discovered
an honorary inscription (No. 15) in the very foundation. The walls
were evidently rebuilt in time of great and pressing need, when the
anxious citizens made use of anything in the shape of stone that came
in their way.
Makuf [Hcraclca']. Near the Acropolis walls and close to the
Stadion. The stone is unpolished and very roughly hewn.
See my Preliminary Report, pp. 4, 5- Shortly after its ■
appearance in the Preliminary Report the inscription was
also published in the Bulletin de Correspondance Hellenique,
1885,/". 332. / had to copy the inscription in a rain and
could not read the last lines given by the French gentlemen,
. who saw the stone under more propitious circumstances. It
is 0.41 m. in height; 0.50 m. in width.
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