Acropolis (Ancient Greek: ἀκρόπολις, akropolis; from akros (άκρος) or akron (άκρον), “highest, topmost, outermost” and polis (πόλις), “city”; plural in English: acropoles, acropoleis or acropolises) was in ancient Greece a settlement, especially a citadel, built upon an area of elevated ground—frequently a hill with precipitous sides, chosen for purposes of defense.

Source: Italian

Plural: Akropolijiet

Batterija tal-Għargħar

Għargħar Battery (MalteseBatterija tal-Għargħar), also known as Ta’ Ittuila Battery (MalteseBatterija ta’ Ittuila) and Ta’ Xindi Battery (MalteseBatterija ta’ Xindi), was an artillery battery in present-day San ĠwannMalta, built by Maltese insurgents during the French blockade of 1798-1800. It was part of a chain of batteries, redoubts and entrenchments encircling the French positions in Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour.


Countermine: A. an excavation dug to intercept another dug by an enemy. B. Tunnel excavated purposely as part of a defensive infrastructure and designed to house an explosive charge which is fired when the enemy occupies the ground directly above.