Fortification

Fortification

Fortifications are military constructions and buildings designed for defence in warfare and military bases. Humans have constructed defensive works for many thousands of years, in a variety of increasingly complex designs. The term is derived from the Latin fortis ("strong") and facere ("to make").

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Caravia - History - Iron Age
... He found a prehistoric fortification in his first dig, located two kilometers from the sea at an altitude of 380 m ... This fortification had a perimeter of 225 m ... From this castro-style fortification, both the sea and the mountains can be seen, making it an ideal location to oversee Caravia and Colunga ...
Fortification, New Zealand - Tramway
... To serve forestry interests in the Fortification area, a bush tramway was built in the mid-1920s ... station on the Tokanui Branch eastwards to a sawmill in Fortification, and then divided into a number of branches to logging sites ...
Château D'Aguilar - Architecture
... surrounded by an outer pentagonal fortification from the 13th century ... This fortification is oriented such that its point guards the side most favourable to attackers ... The keep and the inner hexagonal fortification is flanked at each corner with semi-circular guard towers, each equipped with archery outlooks ...
Ranisstorum
... Ranisstorum is the name of the Ancient Roman fortification located east of Sarmizegetusa, the former capital of the old kingdom of Dacia ... The exact location of this fortification is now lost, but it is possible that it was the present location called Sub Cununi, near Gradistea de Munte in Romania ... a shield to Emperor Trajan, who was camped at that time at this fortification ...