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The Parisian prison became legendary after the Revolution of 1789.
The device designed to carry out executions more humanely than before was named after a French doctor.
A medieval castle in Hungary, built by King Louis I.
Keeps were typical buildings in the Middle Ages, also built independently from castles.
Medieval knights were vassals of feudal lords and fought on horseback in battles.
The structure of fortresses developed together with military technology.
Soviet labour camps (Gulags) were located far from inhabited areas.
The bacterial disease known as the bubonic plague is one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the history of mankind.
The castle of Eger got its final shape and became an important component in the new chain of border forts in the 16th century.
The intriguing history of this historic castle spans nearly a thousand years.
The defenders of Eger Castle invented a lethal weapon, a water wheel packed with gunpowder and oil, which proved effective against the Ottoman besiegers in...