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    Posted: 10-Nov-2010 at 14:45
A great site to view and learn some history about some beautiful castles!

Enjoy;

http://stronghold2.heavengames.com/history/cw/index_html

If you travel today via a cruise line to visit Ephesus, there is a good chance you will dis-embarque in Kuşadası (Bird Island)!

There is a beautiful castle located right next to the harbor;

http://stronghold2.heavengames.com/history/cw/cw104

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Nov-2010 at 03:52

That is interesting, for almost a long time I was a member of heavengames and I created allempires with the help other members of this good website.

But what about numerous castles in Iran?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Nov-2010 at 08:17
Cyrus, I don't know why Iran is excluded but you and others have posted numerous photos of many of them already.

Perhaps the connection page shows some of them?

http://stronghold2.heavengames.com/history/castlelinks
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If anyone's interested in Japanese castles, this site is amazing:

http://www.japanese-castle-explorer.com/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Nov-2010 at 22:02
Tiger of Kai, Thanks for those views!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jun-2011 at 10:55
Thanks Tiger. Quite a lot detail in that site.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-Jun-2011 at 18:56
I think the Krak de Chevalier is one of my favorites.
 
Montsegur one of the most interesting-
I can't not mention the Assassins of Musyaf-
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jul-2011 at 13:09
Some castles from Turkey, which are not so well known in abroad
Zil Castle, Artvin Province
Karahisar Castle, Afyon Prov.
The castle is on the first hill.
Şeytan Castle, Ardahan Prov.
Hoşap Kalesi, Van Province
Yılan Castle, Adana Province
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jul-2011 at 18:57
Very nice, I especially like the Yilan Castle.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jul-2011 at 18:17
While I am computer stupid, I would like to show you all this site and other information concerning it. If any of you are capable, I would appreciate it if one of you could actually post the colour examples like those above.

http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/switzerland/sion/maps/braun_hogenberg_I_37.html

Just look at the high-resolution view and read the Latin of the day!

A little look at the history of this town, which still exists in a remarkable similar condition today, and you will find out that it was a “see” or “seat” of a Bishopric, and its name today is Sion /or Zion, and on the representation, one mount is called “Sitten!” Could one assume that at one time the words “Sion” or “Zion” might also have merely or even “importantly?” described the “seat of a Bishop?”, even the “Bishop of Rome?” Certainly “Sitten” does so!

You might even want to view this version?

http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/switzerland/sion/maps/munster_lat_1550_338.html

Oh, by the way there are modern colour versions of the same available.

This site might well be the most unusual set of remains found within all of Europe.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jul-2011 at 18:26
Some of you might well not consider this place as the home to a great castle, but I do so consider;

http://www.worldtravelguide.net/avignon/history-and-culture

Perhaps some of you did not know these facts;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Avignon

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jul-2011 at 18:35
The castle and fortress of Rhodes;

http://historic-cities.huji.ac.il/greece/rodhos/maps/pinargenti_1573_rodhos_b.jpg

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jul-2011 at 18:36
Naples of Romania;

http://romeartlover.tripod.com/Nauplia.html

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jul-2011 at 18:41
The castle at Hvar;

http://www.island-hvar.info/hvar_town_images/hvar_10.jpg

http://www.island-hvar.info/hvar_images/hvar_fortress2.jpg

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jul-2011 at 18:45
The castle of Beriut;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grand_serail_solidere_6.jpg

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Jul-2011 at 18:47
The citadel or castle of Tournai;

http://www.portsmouthbookshop.com/WebPictures/2006/january/jan19/jan19tournai4.JPG

If any of you like my examples please post that you might like to see more? I seem to have plenty to share.

Just let your opinion be known here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Jul-2011 at 18:30
I think that the modern day accepted usage of the word "castle" or "castel", has changed modern thinking. Perhaps one should consider the ancient game of "chess", where the "castel" was once merely the hightest and most defendable part of a ship, and later turned into the now common "high castle!"

Please read; http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/98667/castle

I feel that today, too many consider Walt Disney's castle as more appropriate!

But, perhaps, as in so many things, I am wrong?

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Perhaps some of our newer members can add to this site?

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how do you built this Yılan Castle ! and how enemy could take it ! that awesome
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