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Prejmer, Romania: a Transylvanian Stronghold

December 31, 1969

 

Prejmer is a village in Romania?s Transylvania region that has the biggest and most spectacular example of a medieval fortified church in the country. Inhabitants of this part of Transylvania used to be so frequently plagued by marauding invaders that they built thick walls, lined with chambers, around their churches, and would live in these walls in times of danger. They would keep a lookout and repel aggressors with arrows and boiling oil, until they could return to their village homes.

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