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“The Last Stand” - The Forgotten Wartime Structures of Great Britain

A book by photographer Marc Wilson.

  • Front Gun Placements - Portland, Dorset, England
  • Pillbox - Abbott’s Cliffe, Kent, England
  • Fort - Brean Down II, Somerset, England
  • Anti-Tank Wall - Lossiemouth II, Moral, Scotland
  • Pillbox - Studland Bay I, Dorset, England
  • Anti-Tank Obstacles - Widemouth Bay, Cornwall, England

via Vice

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ROCCHETTA MATTEI

-BOLOGNA, ITALY

Even from the outside, the looming fortress known as Rocchetta Mattei looks like a cobbled together hodge podge of architectural influences, and the interior is even crazier thanks to the castle’s more-than-a-little eccentric creator Cesare Mattei who is best known as the father of “electrohomeopathy,” a medical practice said to cure cancer.

Visit Atlas Obscura for more on this hilltop fortress and it’s curious creator

Bulgarian Archaeologist Discovers Previously Unknown Ancient Thracian Fortress in Thick Forest

An ancient fortress unknown to Bulgarian and international archaeology has been discovered in the thick and almost subtropical forests along the Ropotamo River in Southeast Bulgaria, the National Museum of History in Sofia has announced.

The discovery has been made by Dr. Ivan Hristov, Deputy Director of the National Museum of History, who has also been excavating several other archaeological sites along Bulgaria’s Southern Black Sea coast, including the Talaskara Fortress on Cape Chervenka (Chrisosotira).

The previously unknown fortress, which appears to have been inhabited by Ancient Thracians, has been found in “the jungle of the Ropotamo” River, in the wording of the Museum statement, in the region of the Black Sea resort town of Primorsko. Read more.