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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Munot is a circular (ring-shaped) 16th century fortification for defense of the canton south of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen. It is surrounded by vineyards and serves as the city’s symbol. It was an artillery fortress overlooking the Rhine river with elevated cannon emplacements. It was already rather militarily outmoded by the time it was built. The city of Schaffhausen came into being at the location where trading ships had to set anchor because the Rhine Falls made it impossible …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The early Renaissance triumphal arch entry is visible on the facade to the right, erected between 1453 and 1467 in honor of the entry of Alfonso I of Aragon.

    The fortified residence was built in 1281 by the architects Pierre de Chaule and Pierre d'Agincourt for Charles I of Anjou (reigned 1266-1285), who elevated Naples to the status of capital of the Kingdom of Sicily and Naples. Maschio Angioino translates as the Angevin Keep. The site combined proximity to the city with direct access …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Place du Château, outside the castle, used to be the castle forecourt where stables and outbuildings were located.

    Part of a feudal buffer zone known as the “Marches of Brittany”. A castle has existed here since 1000; a stone castle was built in 1070 by Duke Robert I on the current site. In the 13th century, the castle was enlarged and equipped with robust towers and curtain walls. In the 15th century, the castle was modified to keep up with developments in artillery design. It…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
    Record Visibility:
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