• (noun): A fortified defensive structure.
    Synonyms: fort

Some articles on fortress:

Kal'at Al Mina
... The rectangular fortress (60/40 meters) has four guard towers, one at each corner ... The fortress was destroyed in earthquake in 1033 ... Ashdod-Sea Fortress, Israel ...
History Of Cairo - History - Initial Settlements
4th century, as Memphis was continuing to decline in importance, the Romans established a fortress town along the east bank of the Nile ... This fortress, known as Babylon, remains the oldest structure in the city ... including the Hanging Church, are located along the fortress walls in a section of the city known as Coptic Cairo ...
HMS Somerset (1748) - Seven Years War
... HMS Somerset saw action at the capture of the fortress of Louisbourg and Cape Bretton Island during the Seven Years War (a theatre known in the United States as the French and Indian War) ... a British expedition under General Jeffrey Amherst besieged the fortress at Louisbourg, beginning on 8 June ... The fortress was defended by 10 French ships with 3,870 sailors, and another 3,920 soldiers inside the fortress itself ...
... Chief Abbot of Ishiyama Hongan-ji, cathedral fortress of the Ikkō-ikki (Buddhist warrior monks and peasants who opposed samurai rule), during its siege at ... In accordance with Kōsa's strategic organization of the defenses and alliances, the fortress was all but impervious to attack, and the Mōri clan fleet ... When Nobunaga attacked the fortress with 3,000 troops, the monks answered with 15,000 Nobunaga then turned to attacking Kōsa's allies, the Asakura, Uesugi ...
Bergenhus Fortress - History
... The fortress contains buildings dating as far back as the 1240s, as well as later constructions built as recently as World War II ... In medieval times, the area of the present-day Bergenhus Fortress was known as Holmen (The islet), and contained the royal residence in Bergen, as well as a ... In the 19th century, the fortress lost its function as a defensive fortification, but it was retained by the military as an administrative base ...

Famous quotes containing the word fortress:

    London ... remains a man’s city where New York is chiefly a woman’s. London has whole streets that cater to men’s wants. It has its great solid phalanx of fortress clubs.
    Louis Kronenberger (1904–1980)

    Man is exceedingly well defended against himself, against being scouted out and besieged by himself, and he is usually able to make out no more of himself than his outer fortifications. The actual fortress is inaccessible to him, even invisible, unless his friends and enemies turn traitor to him and lead him there by secret paths.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The absolute has moved into the fortress of the absurd.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)