Gatehouse with Machicolation

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Mark Cartwright
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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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time writer, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2018, May 30). Gatehouse with Machicolation. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Gatehouse with Machicolation." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 30, 2018.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Gatehouse with Machicolation." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 May 2018. Web. 20 Jul 2024.