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Krak des Chevaliers

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A Medieval Castle in the Middle East - A surviving Latin inscription on one of the lintels may be interpreted as a warning against complacency to knights too assured of their safety: "Grace, wisdom and beauty you may enjoy, but beware pride, which alone c Beautiful Castles, Beautiful Buildings, Beautiful Places, Medieval World, Medieval Castle, Abandoned Castles, Abandoned Places, Middle Ages, Middle East

A Medieval Castle in the Middle East

Western Syria is the unlikely home of Crac des Chevaliers, a treasure of the Crusades

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Images of the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, carved from the rock over a thousand years ago, have long been most people’s first impression of Jordan.

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Krak des Chevaliers

Image BB6861: Krak des Chevaliers, Western Syria. Although the history of this castle is not very well known (it changed hands many times after 1031), it stands as a perfect example of mediaeval fortification. While it was never taken by force, the occupying Crusaders surrendered in 1271; the Mameluke Sultan Baibars forged a letter from the Crusader commander ordering them to do so, and the attackers immediately captured the castle.

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Krak des Chevaliers

View from one of the top most windows of the outside wall, showing the symetry of the architecture Krak Des Chevaliers, Inside Castles, Land Before Time, Cradle Of Civilization, Aleppo, Archaeological Site, Ancient Architecture, Ancient Civilizations, Middle East

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View from one of the top most windows of the outside wall, showing the symetry of the architecture

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Krak des Chevaliers, Homs, Syria

Krak des Chevaliers is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world,the site was first inhabited by a settlement of Kurds,in 1142 it was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to the Knights Hospitaller and it remained in their possession until 1271 © Eric Lafforgue www.ericlafforgue.com