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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.

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: 18 December 2018]

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