Medieval Castle Stairs Bookmarked Bookmark Solve this jigsaw puzzle later Followed Follow Get notified of new comments ShareShare with your friends ReportReport as inappropriate 28 9 41 Solve puzzle 28 pieces 9comments 41 solves Solve puzzle E-mail Embed Recipient's email address Your name Your email address Write a nice message Send e-mail Your email has been sent Send to another recipient Server error Large Square Small Include title Thanks for sharing. Here is your html-code: Why are you reporting this puzzle? It's inappropriate (see guidelines) Infringes my rights Use this form if you’re holding the copyright to the image or representing an artist who does. Please note that the information provided may be forwarded to the person who provided the allegedly infringing content. Your email: * Please make sure your email is correct Artist name: * Please fill out this field Artist website: Other relevant details: It's advertising a product or service It has missing or leftover pieces The puzzles are created programmatically, and the pieces are all there. Most often, missing pieces are found by zooming out as far as possible. If there are leftover pieces, try to change the background color to make the holes easier to spot! Other reason Please note that we usually do not reply to reports. If you experience technical issues, have questions, or feel unfairly treated, please contact us through support instead. Please fill out this field Thanks for reporting! While this is labelled as a building puzzle, it is anything but.What a beautiful study. Created by dhi Published 1 June 2020 Image copyright: https://nerdist.com Why this advertisement? Leaderboard Hasli0:45iwalkden19630:55Aripany1:07SporhundenSheila1:16musicelephant1:17emacaj1:25Helmut11:29smpatricia1:34Sylly1:34katarzyna1:42 Comments Please sign in to comment. Don't have a profile? Join now! Joining is absolutely free and no personal information is required. dhi 2 June 2020 I had never thought of them as having a defensive design. Glad you stopped by Val & Donna. valt46 2 June 2020 Fascinating thank you Donna☺ Donnajames 2 June 2020 Super interesting. Had never thought about it as a defense! I was also looking at the wear on the stair treads. Love this. dj dhi 1 June 2020 Hi Birgit, that is what gave the idea. I piggy-backed.One of the main reasons that the clockwise stairwells were used is because they allowed defenders a greater range of movement if they wielded their swords with their right hands. Those stairwells also diminished the ability of attackers to properly swing their swords, since right-handed fighters would have had to to contend with the walls while making their striking motions. That cut down on their ability to maneuver and it gave the castle’s defenders a much needed advantage. Of course, there may have been some left-handed attackers who wouldn’t have been as affected by the close quarter spaces. But as a design element, it’s hard not to be impressed by the thinking behind it.Even the stairs themselves served as a defense, as the report notes that each step was designed to vary in size. While the castle’s inhabitants would be familiar with the smaller and larger steps, invaders could easily lose their footing and slip during battle if they misjudged a step. Birgit73 1 June 2020 This is similar to the image I posted a few weeks back and just as interesting in the spiral...going up or down? The perspective leaves you wondering where the stairs are turning...hmmm. building puzzle, huh? That could mean anything, really...lol dhi 1 June 2020 @bdmc @Donnajames @nanapuzzler @irisriver @leecee @Birgit73 @kmccarrel @naturelovingfarmer @Haze1952 @IssyCoston @MaryEPear @genevap @lovesgulls @Magaella @JillianB @renegal59 @twistinNturnin @josefinacuenta @dhi @Peggystarr3 @Wanda1 @SporhundenSheila @Droelfzehn @Cirrus @KK20187 @seaurchin13 @myself1935 dhi 31 May 2020 You are most welcome.Have a good evening. jerrys 31 May 2020 @dhi Definitely. Thanks. dhi 31 May 2020 @jerrysI think this might appeal to you. Why this advertisement?