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THE GRAND MASTER'S PALACE, OLD TOWN, RHODES, RHODES ISLAND, GREECE. The original fourteenth-century Grand Master's Palace was built by the Knights of Saint John. : Stock Photo
It was built as a fortress of war and doubled as a peacetime residence for the Grand Master and meeting place for the knights. The original palace was destroyed in 1856 when lightning set off a large amount of gunpowder left in the palace vaults. The rebuilt exterior of the palace is a reconstruction of the fourteenth-century building was completed by the Italians before World War II began.

THE GRAND MASTER'S PALACE, OLD TOWN, RHODES, RHODES ISLAND, GREECE. The original fourteenth-century Grand Master's Palace was built by the Knights of Saint John.

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It was built as a fortress of war and doubled as a peacetime residence for the Grand Master and meeting place for the knights. The original palace was destroyed in 1856 when lightning set off a large amount of gunpowder left in the palace vaults. The rebuilt exterior of the palace is a reconstruction of the fourteenth-century building was completed by the Italians before World War II began.
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