In my genealogical research, I have unearthed evidence that a quite a few of our ancestors have resided in some truly impressive manors, castles, or fortresses. Sadly, many of these structures have been lost through the ages.
However, some are still in existence. When I have visited these sites or looked at photographs of these places, I have wondered exactly how these structures were built with the tools available at the time. It is difficult to comprehend just how these formidable fortresses and grandiose castles could have been erected so magnificently so many centuries ago.
Well, it seems that I am not alone in wondering how this amazing feat was accomplished. In France, a team of master builders and archeologists are learning, first-hand, how a fortification is built, using only 13th century techniques. It is called Guédelon, a modern-day, medieval castle.