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Postcards from Romania
Sibiu (Council Tower) - Photo by Ovidiu Sopa
The brutality of the Tatars invasion in 1241 and the distruction of their first citadel, cause the Saxons to surround themselves during the fourteen and fifteen centuries with four rings of walls and forty towers, strong enough to repel the Turks three times. Behind the defence walls, the people of Sibiu linked their buildings and streets with tunnels and gateways.