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THE MAIDEN TOWER

THE MAIDEN TOWER IS A PART OF THE WALL AROUND VISBY, GOTLAND, AND
IS ASSOCIATED WITH A PEASANT'S DAUGHTER WHO BETRAYED THE CITY FOR
THE LOVE OF THE DANISH KING, VALDEMAR. AS A PUNISHMENT, SHE IS
SAID TO HAVE BEEN IMMURED ALIVE IN THE TOWER.

Data entry tech comment: WHILE "IMMURED" CAN MEAN SIMPLY IMPRISONED, IN THIS CASE IT

Where learned: SWEDEN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 01-21-1968

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