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Dulle Griet Cannon - Mad Maggy, Gent: 6 reviews and 7 photos


DULLE GRIET ('Mad Maggy')<BR>
DULLE GRIET is the name of a large medieval canon-gun In the area of the 'Vrijdagmarkt' (Friday's market). It dates from the 15th century. On the chamber of the gun are the arms of the House of Burgundy, a Saint Andrew's cross and the weapons of the Order of the Golden Fleece. The gun measures 5,025 m and weighs 16.400 Kg. It was capable of firing cannonballs of 340 Kg. In 1578 it was brought by ship over the river Scheldt from the town of Oudenaarde to Ghent.

Address: Vrijdagmarkt 50, 9000 Gent,
Phone: +32 9 224 24 55
Website: http://www.dullegriet.be/

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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