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Krak des Chevaliers, also called Crac des Chevaliers, Ḥoṣn al-Akrād (حصن الأكراد, literally "Castle of the Kurds"), and formerly Crac de l'Ospital, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurdish troops garrisoned there by the Mirdasids. As a result, it was known as Hisn al-Akrad, meaning the "Castle of the Kurds"
Krak des Chevaliers (also spelt Cracs des Chevaliers, and known in Arabic as Hisn al-Akrad) is a castle in Syria originally built for the Emir of Aleppo in 1031 CE but acquired and extensively rebuilt by the Knights Hospitaller in 1144 CE. Considered virtually impregnable, it was the largest Crusader castle in the Middle East and a bulwark against the expansion of the Muslim states during the 12th and 13th centuries C. Extended and with a new outer defensive wall, Krak des Chevaliers became one of the region’s major strongholds. As the castle provided a permanent home to a garrison of Hospitaller knights, it posed a military threat to any army passing through the area.
Krak des Chevaliers, also Crac des Chevaliers, Ḥoṣn al-Akrād, Castle Alhsn, formerly Crac de l'Ospital . Krak des Chevaliers was among the most important and acted as a center of administration as well as a military base Continue reading. Lini Kazim is at Krak des Chevaliers. 10 August ·. We were in Syria just a few weeks before the civil war broke in March 2011. This photo was taken on that trip and months after that we read that the castle was occupied by the rebel group.
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Krak des Chevaliers in the Homs province in Syria is probably the most important and well preserved medieval castles in the world. It was built during the first Crusade 1031 to protect strategic passageway in the Orontes River Valley. It was said that the one who could control the passageway would control central Syria. It´s easy to understand why the castle is built at its location. On top of a 650-meter high hill overlooking the whole valley with its 8-10 meter thick impenetrable wall, it was truly never breached.
Krak des Chevaliers castle is located around 60 km west of Homs city in the Syrian coast mountain ranges. It is considered one of the most significant historical monuments in Syria and one of the most important medieval castles due to its historical and architectural qualities. It was listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2006.
The Crusader fortress of Krak des Chevaliers fell to the Mamluk sultan Baibars in 1271. Baibars went north to deal with Krak des Chevaliers after the death of Louis IX of France on 29 November 1270. YouTube Encyclopedic. Rain interrupted the siege, but on 21 March a triangular outwork immediately south of Krak des Chevaliers, possibly defended by a timber palisade, was captured. On 29 March, the tower in the south-west corner was undermined and collapsed. Baibars' army attacked through the breach and on entering the outer ward where they encountered the peasants who had sought refuge in the castle.
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