Siege
A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by attrition or assault. The term derives from sedere, Latin for "to sit". Siege warfare is a form of constant, low-i...
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Sept 8, 1941-The Siege Of Leningrad Begins
On September 8, 1941, German forces closed in around the Soviet city of Leningrad, initiating a siege that would last nearly 900 days and claim the lives of 800,000 civilians.
This "Red Zone" In France, Is So Dangerous, 100 Years After WWI It Is Still A No-Go Area
The Zone Rouge (Red Zone) is a region in Verdun, France spanning some 460 square miles of mostly virgin forest – at least on the…
Ten Precariously Situated Cliffside Constructions From The Ancient World
Over the centuries, ancient people all over the world have built incredible structures on the sides of cliff faces. Some had a desire to be closer to the heavens and were searching for a sacred locati...
Suleiman The Magnificent's Tomb Believed To Have Been Found In Hungary
Historian says ‘in all certainty’ remains found near Szigetvar in southern Hungary point to resting place of 16th-century sultan of Ottoman Empire.
10 Gorgeous American Castles You Should Visit
Discover 10 beautiful castles to visit--and they're all in the U.S.
10 awe-inspiring American castles you must visit
Part of the charm of vacationing in Europe is to see all of the grand castles that still stand today. But you don’t need to fly to across the Atlantic to catch a glimpse of towering homes. Turns out t...
Will The ‘Great Wall’ Of New Orleans Save It From The Next Killer Hurricane?
On a sweltering blue-sky September day, I stand atop a 26-foot-tall white concrete wall that stretches for nearly two miles across the Golden Triangle Marsh on the eastern edge of the city. The $1.1 b...
In The Middle Of A Barren Desert, A Lonely Castle Has Kept Watch For Centuries
In the middle of the vast, golden desert of northern Saudi Arabia, a castle rises out of the sand, emerging from a massive stone. Its facade is all clean lines and right angles, in contrast to the nat...
The Most Wonderful Castles From Around The World
Castles can be romantic, spooky, historical, or downright beautiful, and usually they are all of the above. Back in the medieval period, most castles were built as a form of control, so that a ruling ...
20 Impressive Moats Around the World
Bodiam Castle - East Sussex England | Photographer Unknown   A moat is a deep, broad ditch, typically filled with water, that surrounds a castle, building or town. Historically, it provided a prelimin...
Castles, as the embodiment of grandeur
Castle – a great thing. If you have a castle, no one would dare say that your life is a failure. Today we look at the castles, which you probably remember, castle, whose images will haunt you and mayb...
The 29 Most Beautiful Castles From Around The World
Castles are something really amazing because people built them long time ago, when there was no machines, and many other stuff. They didn’t had all these building things, but they built these magnific...
Medieval Castles Photography
I'm heading over to Great Britain for the Reasons to Be Creative conference in Brighton this September and am looking to make a trek up to Edinburgh to check out some of the amazing medieval castles.....
15 Amazing Castles from Around the Globe
Although designed and built for the prominent purpose of defense, today the castles seem like somewhat unrealistic constructions straight from the fairytale world. From solid strongholds to oriental f...
Trojan War
In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus king of Sparta. The war is one of the most impor...
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Battle of Jericho
According to the Book of Joshua, the Battle of Jericho was the first battle of the Israelites in their conquest of Canaan. According to Joshua 6:1-27, the walls of Jericho fell after Joshua's Israelit...
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Siege of Tyre
The city of Tyre has been besieged many times throughout history.
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Battle of Alesia
The Battle of Alesia or Siege of Alesia took place in September, 52 BC, around the Gallic oppidum of Alesia, a major town centre and hill fort of the Mandubii tribe. It was fought by an army of the Ro...
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Siege of Constantinople (717-718)
The Second Arab siege of Constantinople in 717–718 (98–100 AH) was a combined land and sea offensive by the Muslim Arabs of the Umayyad Caliphate against the capital city of the Byzantine Empire, Cons...
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Siege of Jerusalem (1099)
The Siege of Jerusalem took place from June 7 to July 15, 1099 during the First Crusade. The climax of the First Crusade, the successful siege saw the Crusaders seize the city from the Fatimid Calipha...
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Siege of Lisbon
The Siege of Lisbon, from July 1 to October 25, 1147, was the military action that brought the city of Lisbon under definitive Portuguese control and expelled its Moorish overlords. The Siege of Lisbo...
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Siege of Rhodes
Siege of Rhodes may refer to one of the following sieges of the island of Rhodes:It may also refer to:
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Siege of Nice
The Siege of Nice occurred in 1543 and was part of the Italian War of 1542–46 in which Francis I and Suleiman the Magnificent collaborated in a Franco-Ottoman alliance against the Holy Roman Emperor C...
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Siege of Sevastopol
There have been two Sieges of Sevastopol, a city on the Crimean peninsula:
Siege of Petersburg
The Richmond–Petersburg Campaign was a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 9, 1864, to March 25, 1865, during the American Civil War. Although it is more popularly kn...
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Battle of Verdun
The Battle of Verdun (Bataille de Verdun, [bataj də vɛʁdœ̃], Schlacht um Verdun, [ʃlaxt ˀʊm vɛɐdœŋ]) was fought from 21 February – 18 December 1916 during the First World War on the Western Front betw...
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Maginot Line
The Maginot Line (French: Ligne Maginot, [liɲ maʒino]), named after the French Minister of War André Maginot, was a line of concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapons installations that Franc...
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Siege of Leningrad
The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade (Russian: блокада Ленинграда, transliteration: blokada Leningrada) was a prolonged military operation undertaken by the German Army Gro...
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