ANNE and TASH'S TRIP travel blog






These were some of the machines, based upon Roman ideas, that were used to lift and shift loads 80 metres up the cliff face. There was information about number of men and off-centre capstans, but we can't remember it all. The operators of long ago could lift up to a ton(ne?) with them. There was an information kiosk at the beginning of the self guided tour, and the staff provided us with a comprehensive booklet, in English, from which we read as we moved along a series of displays. Perhaps the most memorable were the holes carved into the rock face, to tie animals, and for ceremonial purposes. We returned to our home in the village. To end the evening, Tashie voted that we walk again around the perimeter of Monpazier while the sun was setting.

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