Gatehouse with Machicolation

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 30 May 2018
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A 13th century CE gatehouse at Aigues-Mortes, France. At the top centre there is a machicolation or murder hole - a hole in the projecting overhang of a wall or tower through which missiles may be dropped on the enemy.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2018, May 30). Gatehouse with Machicolation. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8827/gatehouse-with-machicolation/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Gatehouse with Machicolation." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 30, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8827/gatehouse-with-machicolation/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Gatehouse with Machicolation." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 May 2018. Web. 16 Jun 2021.