The Old City Gates of Athens are a massive set of heavy doors made of wood and metals. The gates have stood for thousands of years as an imposing figure at the entrance of Athens. The gates kept invaders from entering the capital until 1 A.U.K when the Russians invaded and conquered the Ancient Athenian Empire. Althought the gates were burnt, they were able to survive the onset attack.
The City Wall was built during the reing of Augustus I back some 45,000 years ago to protect the expanding population of athens