Gatehouse with Machicolation

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by
published on 30 May 2018

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.



About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. Surrounded by archaeological sites, his special interests include ancient ceramics, architecture, and mythology. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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