Krak des Chevaliers is a stunning example of Crusader-era military architecture and was the headquarters of the famous Knights Hospitallier during the 12th and 13th centuries. It is perhaps the best preserved example of a Crusader fortress in existence today, and is an awe-inspiring example of medieval military architecture. Built to withstand a siege for up to five years, Krak des Chevaliers stands atop a 650-metre high hill which dominated the route from Antioch to Beirut. The main…

Krak des Chevaliers is a stunning example of Crusader-era military architecture and was the headquarters of the famous Knights Hospitallier during the 12th and 13th centuries. It is perhaps the best preserved example of a Crusader fortress in existence today, and is an awe-inspiring example of medieval military architecture. Built to withstand a siege for up to five years, Krak des Chevaliers stands atop a 650-metre high hill which dominated the route from Antioch to Beirut. The main…

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 in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurds. In 1142 it was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to the Knights Hospitaller. It remained in their possession until it fell in 1271. It became known as Crac de l'Ospital; the name Krak des Chevaliers was coined in the 19th century.  Text by Wikipedia | Photo by Louai Aboulkher

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 in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurds. In 1142 it was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to the Knights Hospitaller. It remained in their possession until it fell in 1271. It became known as Crac de l'Ospital; the name Krak des Chevaliers was coined in the 19th century. Text by Wikipedia | Photo by Louai Aboulkher

Krak de Chevaliers Crusader castle, Syria. Passageways within the castle were designed so that horses could be moved easily.

Krak de Chevaliers Crusader castle, Syria. Passageways within the castle were designed so that horses could be moved easily.

Krak des Chevaliers, preserved Medieval Castle built by Crusaders in Syria, 12th century

Krak des Chevaliers, preserved Medieval Castle built by Crusaders in Syria, 12th century

Chapel Inside The 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

Chapel Inside The 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

Krak des Chevaliers, Syria. Krak des Chevaliers is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world.

Krak des Chevaliers, Syria. Krak des Chevaliers is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world.

Krak des Chevaliers, Syria. A beacon of light shining forth from amidst the stormy clouds.

Krak des Chevaliers, Syria. A beacon of light shining forth from amidst the stormy clouds.

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