Castles of Egypt
A List of Egyptian Castles.
Every famous castle from Egypt has been included. Originally made of earth and
wood, later castles were built of stone, so many still survive today. Spanning
a period of 900 years during the middle ages, castles come in many styles of
architecture and design. Despite their differences though, they all have one
feature in common-- they are fortified. Castles are defensive structures
specifically built to withstand attack in the medieval world. Technologies such
as arrowslits, murder-holes, and moats further improved their capabilities.
Castles finally fell out of favor with the advent of gun powder, as offensive
technologies, such as canons, rendered castles largely obsolete.