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Cannons expertly placed for defense  
   

Cannons expertly placed for defense

This fort only succumbed to attack once, by a French pirate. Afterwards the fort was reinforced and never fell again.
Cartagena the invincible--almost

January 24th 2015
Geo: 10.4137, -75.5336Built in the mid 1600s and expanded a couple of times, this fort became Spain's largest in any of her colonies. It's humungous and entirely takes up the top of a 130' hill with a perfect location to protect the rich port from marauders by land or by sea. Cartagena was South America's first port. Imagine it. All the wealth from Peru's silver, Colombia&# ... read more
South America » Colombia » Cartagena

Colombian Flag Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year insurgent campaign to overthrow the Colombian Government escalated during the 1990s, undergirded in part... ... read more
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Tot: 2.553s; Tpl: 0.029s; cc: 9; qc: 31; dbt: 0.0347s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb