Sunday, May 30, 2004

Crac des Chevaliers

This is a photo of the Crac des Chevaliers, probably the most spectacular medieval castle in the world. Built by Muslims, expanded by Crusaders, and reconquored by Sultan Beybars in 1271, it covers 3000 square meters and stands majestically over a verdant valley. Inside you can walk through the hallways and couryards garrisoned by knights of old. Climb the towers and peer out through the narrow windows, and imagine what it must have been like to stand there and watch the invading hordes gather below, beating their war drums and screaming for blood.


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