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MOHA

The origins of the Comte de Moha are lost in a fog of legends. In 692, Mohelin D'Albore received the land of Abion from Charles Martel and had a castle built which he called Mohal. In 1050 The Count who didn't have a male heir took Henri de Dashburh as his son-in-law. The territory becomes a possession of Liege. This could explain why it later was transformed into a dreadful fortress. In 1225 because there was no heir, the Comte became a fortress under the authority of the Religious Prince of Liege and Moha. In 1315  after the revolt of the 'Hutois' and the 'Liegois', Adolphe De La Mark reinforced the walls. But because of its comfort and security the fortress was also used as a jail for higher-class prisoners. Also at Moha, in 1345, Englebert de la Mark was sacred to Bishop of Liege. In 1376, the Hutois besieged the fortress because of the exactions done by the German troops under the command of Jean d'Arckel. The castle became quartering barracks. Nevertheless was still used for artillery. In the middle of the XVII century it was completely deserted. The ruins were then used as a quarry to the neighborhood constructions. Around 1890, under the influence of Gerard de Looz, the Belgium State bought the ruins to protect them from the neighborhood quarries. Important constructions of consolidation were started. It was classed as a site in 1981. Although the ruins of Moha are not the most spectacular, it is an interesting place to visit when you are the neighborhood. The visit is free.
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