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The Amboise Gate of Rhodes

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Gate of Amboise fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image. Gate of Amboise is flanked by two large cylindrical towers supported on the scarp wall; Gate of Amboise (Pili Ampouaz(Αμπουαζ)), built in 1512, is the most impressive doors Rhodes a point militarily.

Gate of Amboise fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.

EtymologyEtymology
Gate of Amboise is named after its builder, the Grand Master Emery d'Amboise , brother of the minister of Louis XII, Cardinal Georges d'Amboise (1462-1515).

Location

Gate of Amboise is located on a small embankment northwest of the citadel .

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On the siding of the curtain are applied badges of the Order of Emery d'Amboise.

Note also that the Grand Master Fabrizio del Caretto a pentagonal bastion strengthening defenses on the side of the palace.

Second door Amboise Gate of the fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Bas-relief from the Gate of Amboise fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Gate of Amboise fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
A first door, the Gate of the Grand Master, gives access to the Gate of Amboise.
Arches, Amboise Gate of the fortifications of Rhodes, photography Lucien Roy around 1911. Click to enlarge the image.Gate of Amboise fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Gate of Amboise fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
The Amboise Gate is preceded by a ditch that crosses a bridge arches.
Gate of Amboise of the fortifications of Rhodes, photography Lucien Roy around 1911. Click to enlarge the image.Gate of Amboise fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Gate of Amboise fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
The access was protected by two massive round towers, clearly designed to confront the Ottoman guns. Even if the enemy had succeeded in reaching the door, he could not have access to the city: Pierre d'Amboise had indeed changed the design of the walls so that there were three other doors between the outer door and the city. For this reason, the Ottomans called the door system "Egri Kapi" (twisted doors).
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Amboise door gave access to Collachium , or citadel, where the knights and their followers lived.

An arched entrance, a passage parade bitches then lead to the Gate St Anthony before the palace square.

Third door Amboise Gate of the fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Between Amboise Gate and Porte Saint-Antoine fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Porte Saint-Antoine incorporated into the Amboise Gate of the fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
A very spectacular fortifications of Rhodes is the wide moat surrounding the walls.Even in ditches, the Knights built bunkers low backed to the wall where the guns could fire.
Moat at the gate of Amboise of the fortifications of Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Casemate at the door of the fortifications of Rhodes Amboise. Click to enlarge the image.

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