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Tower of London

In 1078, William the Conqueror built the first part of the Tower, the White Tower, as a Festungfortress. über die JahrhunderteOver the centuries, other kings and queens erweitertenextended the Tower and used it as a palace or prison. Prisoners usually arrived by boat and entered the Tower through VerrätertorTraitor's Gate, which hier: zeigt zumfaces the river.

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The Tower of London, seen from the river, with a view of the water gate called “Traitors Gate”.

sehenswertWorth seeing in the Tower are old Rüstungen und Waffenarmours and weapons, the crown jewels and the famous Rabenravens. People say that as long as there are six ravens at the Tower, England is safe from feindliche Eroberunginvasion.

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Raven inside of the Tower

Near the Tower, there are the ruins of an old römische StadtmauerRoman city wall. The Romans eroberteninvaded England in the year 43. They also gründetenfounded the city of London, which they called Londinium.

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Emperor Trajan in front of Roman City Wall

Tower Bridge