Crusader Castles

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Bodrum Harbour | by Durukos Yachting

Bodrum Harbour | by Durukos Yachting

Crak de Montreal (Jordan) - built in 1115 by Baldwin I of Jerusalem. The knights of the castle controlled the commerce of the area, as pilgrims and merchants needed permission to travel past. Saladin, who invaded the kingdom in 1187, laid siege to Montreal for two years, but was unable to use siege engines because of the hill. It is said that, during the siege, the defending crusader knights sold their wives and children for food. The castle finally fell to Saladin in May 1189.

Crak de Montreal (Jordan) - built in 1115 by Baldwin I of Jerusalem. The knights of the castle controlled the commerce of the area, as pilgrims and merchants needed permission to travel past. Saladin, who invaded the kingdom in 1187, laid siege to Montreal for two years, but was unable to use siege engines because of the hill. It is said that, during the siege, the defending crusader knights sold their wives and children for food. The castle finally fell to Saladin in May 1189.

Castle of St. John - Selcuk, Turkey

Castle of St. John - Selcuk, Turkey

Mamure Castle, Mersin, Turkey

Mamure Castle, Mersin, Turkey

Mamure, the old Crusader castle in Anamur, Turkey, is over 1500 years old and ranks among the best-preserved Medieval Castles on the Mediterranean coast. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea in the Mersin Province of Turkey.

Mamure, the old Crusader castle in Anamur, Turkey, is over 1500 years old and ranks among the best-preserved Medieval Castles on the Mediterranean coast. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea in the Mersin Province of Turkey.

Kerak - a large crusader castle located in Jordan, once stronghold of Raynald of Châtillon built in 1142. Muslims had sought to take Kerak many times, finally in 1187 they stretched its defenses to breaking point. At one point, 9 catapults were bombarding the walls and inhabitants within. Word reached King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem who, although suffering from leprosy and had to be carried on a stretcher, personally led the army of knights forcing Saladin to lift the siege.

Kerak - a large crusader castle located in Jordan, once stronghold of Raynald of Châtillon built in 1142. Muslims had sought to take Kerak many times, finally in 1187 they stretched its defenses to breaking point. At one point, 9 catapults were bombarding the walls and inhabitants within. Word reached King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem who, although suffering from leprosy and had to be carried on a stretcher, personally led the army of knights forcing Saladin to lift the siege.

Fakker Aldeen Almaeny Castle, Palmyra, Syria

Fakker Aldeen Almaeny Castle, Palmyra, Syria

Yılankale, (Castle of the Snakes) is a large medieval crusader castle located east of Adana in modern Turkey

Yılankale, (Castle of the Snakes) is a large medieval crusader castle located east of Adana in modern Turkey

Awesome Castles Around the World - Krak des Chevaliers, Syria

Awesome Castles Around the World - Krak des Chevaliers, Syria

Crusader Castle, Turkey | Myth & Legend, Crusader Mamure Castle Anamur

Crusader Castle, Turkey | Myth & Legend, Crusader Mamure Castle Anamur


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Kerak - a large crusader castle located in Jordan, once stronghold of Raynald of Châtillon built in 1142. Muslims had sought to take Kerak many times, finally in 1187 they stretched its defenses to breaking point. At one point, 9 catapults were bombarding the walls and inhabitants within. Word reached King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem who, although suffering from leprosy and had to be carried on a stretcher, personally led the army of knights forcing Saladin to lift the siege.

Kerak - a large crusader castle located in Jordan, once stronghold of Raynald of Châtillon built in 1142. Muslims had sought to take Kerak many times, finally in 1187 they stretched its defenses to breaking point. At one point, 9 catapults were bombarding the walls and inhabitants within. Word reached King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem who, although suffering from leprosy and had to be carried on a stretcher, personally led the army of knights forcing Saladin to lift the siege.

Jaabar Castle, Syria

Jaabar Castle, Syria

Krak Des Chevaliers in Syria an old outpost

Krak Des Chevaliers in Syria an old outpost

Mamure, the old Crusader castle in Anamur, Turkey, is over 1500 years old and ranks among the best-preserved Medieval Castles on the Mediterranean coast. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea in the Mersin Province of Turkey.

Mamure, the old Crusader castle in Anamur, Turkey, is over 1500 years old and ranks among the best-preserved Medieval Castles on the Mediterranean coast. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea in the Mersin Province of Turkey.

Belvoir Castle - Ruined Concentric Crusader Castle in Israel

Belvoir Castle - Ruined Concentric Crusader Castle in Israel

Fakker Aldeen Almaeny Castle, Palmyra, Syria

Fakker Aldeen Almaeny Castle, Palmyra, Syria

Bedouin camel train, Syria  Palmyra Syria: Bedouin nomads drive their camels in search of sparse vegetation, during the Syrian drought

Bedouin camel train, Syria Palmyra Syria: Bedouin nomads drive their camels in search of sparse vegetation, during the Syrian drought

Traditional beehive house, Syrian Desert  These traditional mud brick houses are still used in some areas of Syria. Their high domes circulate the air and the thick walls help to keep the temperature inside bearable even in 140 degree heat under the desert sun

Traditional beehive house, Syrian Desert These traditional mud brick houses are still used in some areas of Syria. Their high domes circulate the air and the thick walls help to keep the temperature inside bearable even in 140 degree heat under the desert sun

Colonnades and castle, Palmyra  Roman columns and collonades at the southern end of the great city of Palmyra in the Syrian desert. In the background is the arab castle of Qalat Ibn Maan

Colonnades and castle, Palmyra Roman columns and collonades at the southern end of the great city of Palmyra in the Syrian desert. In the background is the arab castle of Qalat Ibn Maan

Street life in the ancient city of Aleppo, Syria, before the current violence in the country

Street life in the ancient city of Aleppo, Syria, before the current violence in the country

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