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Crac des Chevaliers

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Adam Prins
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jan 19, 2017 10:55 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.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/587486981

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fort, tower

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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 Crac des Chevaliers, which was built by the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem from 1142 to 1271 AD
      • The first phase of construction was carried out between 1142 and 1190 AD
      • The second phase of construction was carried out between 1190 and 1200 AD
      • The third phase of construction was carried out by the Mamluks between 1200 and 1271 AD
    • It ranks among the best-preserved examples of Crusader castles

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Adam Prins, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Crac des Chevaliers: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2017 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/587486981> [accessed: 07 July 2020]

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