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Old October 1st, 2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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Citadels around the world

Please contribute to this thread, I don't know why I'm usually the only who posts in my threads!

Ernan Citadel, Mehriz, Yazd Province, Iran:

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Old October 1st, 2010, 01:27 PM   #2
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There are ruins of 9 citadels around the city of Mehriz in Yazd province, you can easily find them in Google Map, for example this is the smallest one:

Dehuk Citadel, Mehriz. Yazd Province, Iran:





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Mehrpadin Citadel, Mehriz, Yazd Province, Iran:









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Saryazd Citadel, Mehriz, Yazd Province, Iran:









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What exactly do you mean by "citadel"? India has got thousands of fortresses but I don't know if they can be posted here.
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I think citadel is a fortress which protects a residential area, it certainly differs from military fortresses.
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Well here's one in India (Bahu Fort). It protected the city of Jammu:


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Bathinda Fort, the ancient citadel of Bathinda:




http://www.flickr.com/photos/sbrar/2334459779/sizes/l/


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/varunk2...33433/sizes/z/
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Vizianagaram Fort




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Saundatti Fort


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http://karnatakatravel.blogspot.com/...saundatti.html
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Europe is full of these old citadels, also here in Belgium where i live, bigger cities grew around citadels.

Middle ages:cital of NAMEN

http://static.skynetblogs.be/media/62250/dyn005_original_764_898_pjpeg_2579889_c5b7468c5989dd7fcddb3e198e6e6b35.jpg

Today: The city relocated across the river and this is what's left of it:
http://www.trabel.com/namur/images/namur-citadel%20new.jpg
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But actually it's not clear for me what the differrence is between a walled city and a citadelle. I can post almost every Belgian city here because they almost all where reinforced fortresses in the middleages with several rings of walls around them. Most of the walls are crumbled nowadays though...

There are countless walled cities all across Europe. And once in there lifetime they had grand big stone walls...
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^Exactly. Almost all medieval cities have walls - one could just go on posting for like forever.
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I come from the land of citadels! will post some pictures soon
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Well we should adore these , without technology they had done great work, love it
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Monteriggioni, Tuscany, Italy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monteriggioni

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