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  • How medieval Europe recovered from earthquakes

    How medieval Europe recovered from earthquakes0

    Earthquakes were a cause of devastation in medieval Europe. The 1117 earthquake in northern Italy hit what was possibly the most densely populated area in Europe at the time. An earthquake in 1456 in southern Italy caused total or almost complete destruction over an area of about 6000km² and claimed around 30,000 lives. In some

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  • Wall at medieval Lewes Castle ‘collapses’ onto nearby buildings

    Wall at medieval Lewes Castle ‘collapses’ onto nearby buildings0

    Revealed: Workers were removing ivy from medieval Lewes Castle wall just days before it COLLAPSED onto house – as police use drones and dogs to hunt for people trapped under rubble Emergency services called to the historic castle in East Sussex this afternoon Section of wall collapsed shortly after midday. Fire crews are scouring rubble

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  • a history of medieval cathedrals and fire

    a history of medieval cathedrals and fire0

    Many great churches and cathedrals have suffered catastrophic fires over their long histories and medieval chronicles are full of stories of devastation and ruin as a result – but they also tell of how the buildings were reconstructed and made better than ever. The devastating fire that destroyed the roofs and spire of Notre Dame

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