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Qal’at Salah El-Din/Fortress of Saladin

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Adam Prins Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Nov 16, 2012 08:51 PM History
An ancient castle, located in modern Syria. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006 as part of the "Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din" listing.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006 as part of the "Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din" listing under criteria ii and iv of UNESCO's World Heritage List Operational Guidelines.

The site's specific significance include:

    • The fortress, which has been a feudal castle, as well as the residence of the regional governor
    • The building's construction began in the 10th century AD and continued in the Crusader period by the Franks
      • In the late 12th century AD, the Ayyubids continued construction
    • Remains of residential buildings and cisterns
    • Remains of two Byzantine chapels

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Adam Prins, 'Qal’at Salah El-Din/Fortress of Saladin: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2012 <> [accessed: 10 July 2020]

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