Anyone who planned to visit Moldova or just happen to hang there I recommend to watch this enchanting, small fort had no GEC-layer "i"-mark up till now.
The city has its origin in the medieval Genoese trade post of Olchionia, or Alchona. It is known for its well-preserved stronghold, established by the Moldavian Prince Stephen the Great (Romanian: Ştefan cel Mare) in 1499.
The original wooden fort, which defended a ford over the Dniester (Moldovan/Romanian: Nistru), was an important link in the chain of fortifications which comprised four forts (e.g. Akkerman and Khotin) on the Dniester, two forts on the Danube and three forts on the north border of medieval Moldova. Between 1543 and 1546 under the rule of Petru Rareş, the fortress was rebuilt in stone as a perfect circle with five bastions situated at equal distances.
During the Great Turkish War, John Sobieski's forces successfully defended the fortress against the Ottomans. It was of vital military importance during the Pruth Campaign of Peter the Great in 1711. The stronghold was sacked by the Russians in the Russo-Turkish War (1735–1739). The Soroca fortress is an important attraction in Soroca, having preserved cultures and kept the old Soroca in the present day.
Hi syzygy Thank you for the welcome It's great to find this forum, I'm excited to find conversations on circles, squares, mounds, forts and anomalys inbetween Really love the work you have been doing, your kmz's are excellent. I'm working on a kmz for circles in ireland and the UK at the moment. With up to 50,000 in ireland alone, my kmz will be just skimming the surface but I hope to learn more about them in the process.
Beautiful, thank you! I'll take some time to go through them all, I appreciate the easy links. I have not yet ventured out of Ireland in terms of circles. I'm excited to look through your finds. I'm a part of a group who have compiled over 8000 forts on GE, many with map overlays, and more forts are still being added. I'll be able to post the kmz here once it's released by those creating it, hopefully later this year. Thanks again
My own research shows there's only 4 forts in all of Moldova. This makes sense when you consider that for most of its history it was just a tiny part of various other countries, and not necessarily a widely contested area. Plus the river is the only real defensive line. Only the Vatican, San Marino, Andorra, and Monaco have fewer fortifications within Europe.
The ones I have are: Orhei Fort (47.309584° 28.973578°); Orhei settlement fort (47.301148° 28.972667°); and the aforementioned Bender/Tighina fortress and Soroca fort.
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syzygy: ... Also me would love to see those in real for myself! (;
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Namen: Burial mounds with entryway: A first circle surrounds the mound under which the burial chamber is located; a second encircles the entire building. Only the men are buried there, lying on their side, their heads facing east, and they all have the same direc
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