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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.

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.

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.

Krak des Chevaliers, Homs, Syria, 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.

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

https://flic.kr/p/cKQMws | The walls and moat of Krac des Chevaliers, 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

https://flic.kr/p/cKQMws | The walls and moat of Krac des Chevaliers, 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

The walls and moat of Krac des Chevaliers, Syria

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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.

Krak des Chevaliers: "The castle you see today is essentially unchanged from the 12th and 13th centuries." © Eric Lafforgue Syria: the Bradt Guide www.bradtguides.com

Krak des Chevaliers: "The castle you see today is essentially unchanged from the 12th and 13th centuries." © Eric Lafforgue Syria: the Bradt Guide www.bradtguides.com

https://flic.kr/p/dkH5ji | Inside the Crusader Fortress, 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

https://flic.kr/p/dkH5ji | Inside the Crusader Fortress, 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, Homs, Syria

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https://flic.kr/p/bR1eav | 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

https://flic.kr/p/bR1eav | 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

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