Fortifications are militar constructions or biggins designed for the defence o territories in warfare, an an aa uised tae solitifee rule in a region during peace time. Humans hae constructit defensive warks for mony thoosands o years, in a variety o increasinly complex designs. The term is derived frae the Laitin fortis ("strang") an facere ("tae mak").

Krak des Chevaliers is ane o the best-preserved Crusader castles.[1]


  1. Crac des Chevaliers and Qal'at Salah El-Din, UNESCO, retrieved 2009-10-20