Recreating the Past, One Stone at a Time

GuedelonIn 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.

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4 thoughts on “Recreating the Past, One Stone at a Time

  1. The video was so interesting and WOW – that castle is amazing! Thanks for a great post.

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  2. Mind-boggling, isn’t it? I am so glad you liked the video, Laura!

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  3. I love that! I am constantly amazed at what people were able to accomplish so long ago. The artistry and craftsmanship that this kind of undertaking entails is truly remarkable. Thanks for sharing it!

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  4. I know… Watching the video, I kept saying “Wow!”, awed at how much effort, innovation, and craftsmanship goes into building these structures. So glad you enjoyed this too, Samantha!

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