Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Rhodes Town

Here's a street view from Rhode Town which still possesses one of the largest fortifications in the world. It suffered a number of sieges, the largest in 1480 and then again in 1523 when the Turks attempted to batter the thing into submission. The first attack was driven off, the second last much longer and eventually saw the Hospitillers yield the town and fortress and remove themselves to Malta.

Any number of campaigns could begin right here . . .

This picture depicts the fortress walls to the left and the outer works to the right. The outer works protected the first inner wall from easy attack.
Another view of a street in Rhodes Town, the main gate is at the far end of the street.

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