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(シベラス半島の防御の要)聖エルモ要塞 Fort St. Elmo

(シベラス半島の防御の要)聖エルモ要塞 Fort St. Elmo

Fort St. Elmo is a fort in Valletta, Malta and is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the City of Valletta.

Fort St. Elmo

Fort St. Elmo is a star fort on the seaward shore of the Sciberras Peninsula. The first watch post on the tip of the peninsula was established by local militia by 1417 and the watchtower dedicated to Erasmus of Formia (better known as St. Elmo) was built by the Aragonese in 1488. The Order of St. John came to Malta in 1530 and reinforced the tower in 1533. Afterwards the star fort was built in 1552 and played a very important role in the Great Siege of Malta of 1565. The part of the fort housed the National War Museum in 1975.

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