What is fortress?

  • (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
... 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 ... of Cairo's oldest Coptic churches, 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) ... In 1758, 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 ...
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 cathedral and several churches, the bishop's ... In the 19th century, the fortress lost its function as a defensive fortification, but it was retained by the military as an administrative base ...
... Kyoto, and Chief Abbot of Ishiyama Hongan-ji, cathedral fortress of the Ikkō-ikki (Buddhist warrior monks and peasants who opposed samurai rule), during its ... organization of the defenses and alliances, the fortress was all but impervious to attack, and the Mōri clan fleet defended the supply lines for some time ... 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, and Azai clans as ...

Famous quotes containing the word fortress:

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

    There is no man who desires as passionately as a Russian. If we could imprison a Russian desire beneath a fortress, that fortress would explode.
    Joseph De Maistre (1753–1821)

    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)