Dungeons - Medieval To Modern Discussion
- How they must have started once people had a fixed place to live and possibly only when castles started to be built.
- How they were both a punishment and a way to forget people. This medieval dungeons page focuses on the dungeons in Carlisle Castle and gives an idea of just how terrible imprisonment in a castle dungeon could be.
- How the Victorians loved Gothic stories, stories of being buried alive and then came the Count of Monte Cristo.
- How the same story lines have replayed into the 20th century and beyond.
- How these days we make light of the subject of dungeons with video games, songs and popular culture.
- How we llve in a time where Google can easily forget if asked to. (Well, this did genuinely come up in our discussion!
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Finally but not least of all, could you say that dungeons are just a cold room where you hide people?
Reference source for anyone interested to follow through include:
Wikipedia - the 'go to' resource for starting your journey into the world of dungeons.
If you want to see images of dungeons you are better off searching for oubliettes - that way you can avoid all the fantasy images - unless that's what you want of course :)
For modern day cold rooms .... not of course for any kind of imprisonment but for the all-important preservation of many things we need every day and used by the likes of supermarkets, pharmacies, labs, florists, fishermen, chocolate makers, bakers, butchers and even Formula 1 test centres!