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Location DB > Greece > Rhodos > Rhodos > Ancient Rhodos City
Ancient Rhodos City
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created by sys104 on 9/14/2005 8:46 PM
last modified by sys104 on 9/14/2005 9:23 PM
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On a vacation in Rhodos (beside of being drunk all the time) I got some pictures of ancient Rhodos structures: Grandmasters Palace, ancient Stadium and the old city wall.
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Type: Ancient monuments and buildings
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting if you are no ancient-stuff freak
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Ancient quarter
Rhodos, Rhodos
Owner: City
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    In 1309 the Byzantine era came to an end when the island was taken by forces of the Knights Hospitaller. Under the rule of the newly named Knights of Rhodes, the city was re-built into a model of the European mediaeval ideal. Many of the city's famous monuments, including the Palace of the Grand Master, were built in this period.

    The strong walls which the Knights had built withstood the attacks of the Sultan of Egypt in 1444 and of Mehmed II in 1480. Finally, however, Rhodes fell to the large army of Suleiman the Magnificent in December 1522. The few remaining Knights were permitted to retire to Malta, and the island was a possession of the Ottoman Empire for nearly four centuries.

    In 1912, Rhodes was seized from the Turks by the Italians, and in 1947, together with the other islands of the Dodecanese was united with Greece. It thus bypassed many of the events associated with the "exchange of the minorities" between Greece and Turkey.

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    Wed, Sep 14th, 2005
    posted by sys104
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mickael on 4/7/2006 8:29 PM.

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  • on Apr 7 06 at 20:29, Mickael validated this location
  • on Sep 14 05 at 21:23, sys104 changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Prefer Satellite
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  • on Sep 14 05 at 21:21, sys104 changed the following: Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite
  • on Sep 14 05 at 21:19, sys104 changed the following: Street Address, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on Sep 14 05 at 21:18, sys104 made this location available
  • on Sep 14 05 at 21:18, sys104 changed the following: City, Province / State (please use full name), Country
  • on Sep 14 05 at 21:14, sys104 changed the following: Notes for Mods, Owner, Type, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Publically Viewable, History, Year Built, Status, Accessibility, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Recommended Equipment, Media Coverage, Future Plans, Desc
  • on Sep 14 05 at 20:58, sys104 updated gallery picture Rhodos city by night
  • on Sep 14 05 at 20:58, sys104 updated gallery picture Ancient City Limits
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