Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tower and Gate of St. Paul, Island of Rhodes

The fortifications of the town of Rhodes are shaped like a defensive crescent around the medieval town and consist mostly in a modern fortification composed of a huge wall made of an embankment encased in stone, equipped with scarpbastionsmoatcounterscarp, and glacis. The portion of fortifications facing the harbor is instead composed of a crenelated wall. On the mole's towers and defensive forts are found.  The 'Tower and Gate of St. Paul' with the 'Post of France' is shown at the bottom of the drawing. The 'Gate of St. Paul 'gave access to the 'Mandraki Harbor.'

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