Learning the Lingo: Everything You Need to Know About Balconies (2016)

Sémhur/Wikipedia This ancient predecessor to the modern balcony reveals that these accoutrements actually trace their roots to war, not love. A hourd was a wooden scaffolding that originated as an “ 11th-century anti-siege device ” on exterior castle walls. They were covered in animal skin or, um, manure to ward off climbing invaders and protect…

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