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Aerial View of the Kiiu Castle Tower

Title: Aerial View of the Kiiu Castle Tower
Image number: 4TT00804
Author: Toomas Tuul
Related keywords: aerial, tower, road, medieval, Kiiu, fortress, fort
Related categories: Architectural sights, Travel, Estonia
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Description: The so-called Monks' Tower, was built in 1517-19 by Fabian von Tiesenhausen, the owner of the Kiiu estate. All its four stories have embrasures and are connected by a staircase inside the outer wall. Only the first floor was used as living quarters, the other floors werw meant only for defence. A circular wooden defence gallery ran around the tower at second-floor level.