The castle of Eger (16th century)
The castle of Eger got its final shape and became an important component in the new chain of border forts in the 16th century.
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The defenders of Eger Castle invented a lethal weapon, a water wheel packed with gunpowder and oil, which proved effective against the Ottoman besiegers in...
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A brick castle in South-East Hungary; its oldest parts were probably built in the late 14th century.
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The leader of the Ottoman Empire was the Sultan, the lord of life and death.
One of the oldest schools in Hungary, where several renowned Hungarians studied.
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The earliest version of the lute appeared in ancient Mesopotamia.
A medieval castle in Hungary, built by King Louis I.
A wide variety of torture devices were in use in medieval dungeons.
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The structure of fortresses developed together with military technology.
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The fortress of Oradea in Transylvania is a good example of medieval fortress architecture.
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This stunning castle is situated in northern Croatia.
A triangular earth fortification, used by the leader of one of the old Hungarian tribes at the time of the Hungarian conquest.