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Binderveld Castle

Binderveld Castle was first time mentioned in 1135 when it was owned by Olderic van Bilrevelt , who received the loan in 1135. The castle was rebuilt in 1635-1653 by Hieronymus Van Copis. The castle was again destroyed in 1637, now by State troops. Moreover, in 1728 the castle burned out completely due to an accident. It was rebuilt again in 1729. Only the gate tower and the residence have been preserved. In 1865 the draw ...
Founded: 1729 | Location: Nieuwerkerken, Belgium

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Narikala Castle

Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Kura River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire. The new church is of 'prescribed cross' type, having doors on three sides. The internal part of the church is decorated with the frescos showing scenes both from the Bible and history of Georgia.

The fortress was established in the 4th century and it was a Persian citadel. It was considerably expanded by the Umayyads in the 7th century and later, by king David the Builder (1089–1125). Most of extant fortifications date from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1827, parts of the fortress were damaged by an earthquake and demolished.