Alcazaba Walls

  • Castles And Fortification
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

These 12th to 14th Century types of fortifications were somewhat indicative of Moorish military structures in Spain and Portugal. The process of design involved the construction of defensive walls behind walls (and so forth). The addition of multiple towers (spaced at strategic points) along the (sometimes vast expanses), provided weapons platforms (as did the wall walks). The primary goal was once one wall was breached, yet another was in place. The spacing was normally several hundred yards between. This also created a “killing zone”. This design made it difficult for siege engines (which were often badly damaged after getting them to a point of breaching). One of the few “European copies” would be Krak de Chevaliers, in Syria.