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See Fortifications in Luxembourg

See Fortifications in Luxembourg

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The impressive fortifications of Luxembourg are a major attraction of this European capital city of the similarly named country. The ruins of these Luxembourgian fortifications, which were amongst the strongest in nineteenth-century Europe, were added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1993. Fortress Luxembourg Luxembourg city’s history goes back to the tenth century when Count Sigefroi of the Mosel picked the Bock promontory to erect a fortress. He called his castle Lucilinburhuc – the name evolved through the centuries to the French Luxembourg and the German Luxemburg. In English, the French spelling is mostly used. Luxembourg was originally part of the Holy Roman Empire but through history, the territory also found itself under control of Burgundians, the Austria...
UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Agra Fort (India)

UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Agra Fort (India)

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Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India. Situated on the right bank of River Yamuna, this fort is about 2.5 km northwest of Taj Mahal and quite near the Agra Cantonment Station area. The fort’s colossal double walls rise 20 m in height and measure 2.5 kilometers in circumference. Encircled by a moat, this red sandstone fort was the residence of three Mughal emperors – Akbar, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb. They made significant structural contributions and changes to this complex. The initial structures of the fort were built by Akbar, and later taken over by his grandson Shah Jahan, who added most of the marble creations. History of Agra Fort Agra Fort was originally a brick fort and the Chauhan Rajputs held it. Sikandar Lodi (1487-1517...