Fortifications
Feb01

Kuressaare Castle, Estonia

The convent building of Kuressaare castle is the only medieval fortification in the Baltic States that has not undergone considerable alterations

Read more...
Author:
Saaremaa Museum, Estonia
E-mailPrintPDF
Feb01

Early Historic Forts in Scotland

In 1973, we initiated a long-term research programme designed to fill a major gap in Scottish
archaeology; namely, that represented by the settlement archaeology of the 'Dark Ages', the Early
Medieval period, or the Early Historic period. A major inspiration for this policy was that in
Scotland - in contrast to Wales and south-west England - fortified sites which might be attributed
to this period on the evidence of historical or quasi-historical references were fairly common; but
despite this, only one of them, Dunadd, had received serious archaeological attention, and that as
long ago as 1929 (Christison 1904; 1905; Craw 1930).
Once the overall policy had been conceived, a discussion document was prepared with the
intention of seeking the comments and advice of other scholars in the field - both archaeologists
and historians - on such matters as the reliability of some of the attributions, and the degree of
priority to be given to particular sites. Unfortunately, through no fault of our own, that discussion
document was not published until 1981 (Alcock 1981), by which time half of the proposed series
of excavations had been completed. A brief summary of the actual progress of the research was
given in the first of the present series of excavation reports (Alcock, Alcock & Foster 1986).

In 1973, we initiated a long-term research programme designed to fill a major gap in Scottish archaeology;

Read more...
Author:
Leslie Alcock & Elizabeth A Alcock
E-mailPrintPDF
Jan31

Beaumaris Castle, Wales

Beaumaris, begun in 1295, was the last and largest of the castles to be built by King Edward I in Wales.

Read more...
Author:
Castles of Wales - www.castlewales.com
E-mailPrintPDF
Jan28

Fortifications of Quebec

Erected on an exceptional site atop a plunging cliff, the Fortifications of Québec tower over the St. Lawrence River.

 

Read more...
Author:
Parks Canada
E-mailPrintPDF
Jan27

The Fortress of Fenestrelle

In 1693, on the advice of General Nicolas Catinat, Louis XIV of France (the "SunKing") ordered that a fortress be built where the upper Chisone valley narrows, just below the village of Fenestrelle.

 

Read more...
Author:
administrator
E-mailPrintPDF
<< Start < Prev 51 52 53 54 55 Next > End >>Page 52 of 55

Latest Articles

 

 

 

 

 

Search

Events

Date and Time to be 

announced soon

 

~ Additional Features ~