This blog is devoted to the military history of the Byzantine Era, to 1453.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The medieval fortifications at the port city of Rashid (Rosetta) illustrated by H. Boot in the 19th century, showing a gate and flanking towers that have since disappeared. In Egypt, Sultan Baybars (1260 - 1277)was credited with repairing the walls of Alexandria and adding a moat, as well as building a tower at Rashid (Rosetta). Towards the close of the Mamluk period the fortifications of Rashid were strengthened yet again. Drawing is by Marcus Audens.