Typical Anglo Saxon Burh, a type of fortification that developed to protect towns from other Germanic invaders such as vikings.

Typical Anglo Saxon Burh, a type of fortification that developed to protect towns from other Germanic invaders such as vikings.

medieval village plan - Google Search

medieval village plan - Google Search

Walled Town

Walled Town

David Hobbs - Castle

David Hobbs - Castle

The old map of Uwajima Castle  It could have been the Venetia of Japan if it still existed.....  宇和島城

The old map of Uwajima Castle It could have been the Venetia of Japan if it still existed..... 宇和島城

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Image result for viking house concept

Himeji Castle.  Fortifications were first built on the site in 1333.  In the 16th Century, it was expanded into Himeji Castle.  Remodeled in 1581 by Hideyoshi.  Then rebuilt in the early 17th Century.

Himeji Castle. Fortifications were first built on the site in 1333. In the 16th Century, it was expanded into Himeji Castle. Remodeled in 1581 by Hideyoshi. Then rebuilt in the early 17th Century.

ファンタジーマップ,ファンタジーの場所,市内地図,インスマウスの影,ドン·ジョン,建物,都市,観光スポット,テンプレート

illustration knossos - Google 検索

illustration knossos - Google 検索

The Vikings did not always set out with war in mind. Finds of large cargo ships and wealthy trading towns give a more nuanced picture of the period. It was a time in which trading in everything from slaves to silk and iron flourished. Finds of Arabic silver coins in Scandinavia and a small Buddha figure in Sweden testify to how distant the trading connections could be.

The Vikings did not always set out with war in mind. Finds of large cargo ships and wealthy trading towns give a more nuanced picture of the period. It was a time in which trading in everything from slaves to silk and iron flourished. Finds of Arabic silver coins in Scandinavia and a small Buddha figure in Sweden testify to how distant the trading connections could be.

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