Medieval fortress rising in Ozark hills

Amateur archaeologist and inventor Michel Guyot, the master-mind behind the renovation of Château of Saint Fargeau in France, is constructing a medieval fortress in Lead Hill, Arkansas. The project's web site has updated photos.

The twenty-year project is scheduled to open May 1, 2010 and to be complated in 2030.

From the website:

A team of architectural experts, working together with historians of the Middle Ages and dedicated artisans, is raising a genuine, full-sized, fortified castle, with 24-foot high towers, a drawbridge, and 6-foot wide stone walls surrounding an expansive inner courtyard, using the materials, techniques, and rules of the 13th century. ran an article about this project last year, but the web site has been updated with an expanded photo gallery of the work in progress.