The Mysterious Medieval Castle Identified

About a month ago somebody sent me a picture of a Medieval castle and asked if i could identify it. It seemed very familiar to me but I couldn't identify exactly what castle it is.  So I wrote a blogpost about it asking for your help Here is a picture:

Well, this case is solved. I got an email from somebody yesterday who is doing some research on a book he is writing and he said that he is pretty sure the castle is Krak des Chevaliers in Syria (loosely translated as The Fortress of Knights). I did some quick research on this and verified it. This is definitely Krak des Chevaliers. And, this castle is considered to be one of the most important medieval military castles in the world. It played a tremendous part in the crusades and the original fortress was built in 1031.  It played a role in the First Crusade, was captured, and a century later it was the headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller housing upward of 2,000 troops.  Saladin attempted (unsuccessfully) to capture it in 1188 by laying siege to it.  Here are some pictures (and a google satellite map image of this remarkable and historic castle.

 

 

About a month ago somebody sent me a picture of a Medieval castle and asked if i could identify it. It seemed very familiar to me but I couldn't identify exactly what castle it is.  So I wrote a blogpost about it asking for your help Here is a picture:

Well, this case is solved. I got an email from somebody yesterday who is doing some research on a book he is writing and he said that he is pretty sure the castle is Krak des Chevaliers in Syria (loosely translated as The Fortress of Knights). I did some quick research on this and verified it. This is definitely Krak des Chevaliers. And, this castle is considered to be one of the most important medieval military castles in the world. It played a tremendous part in the crusades and the original fortress was built in 1031.  It played a role in the First Crusade, was captured, and a century later it was the headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller housing upward of 2,000 troops.  Saladin attempted (unsuccessfully) to capture it in 1188 by laying siege to it.  Here are some pictures (and a google satellite map image of this remarkable and historic castle.

A note from Will: While rummaging around on Amazon.com I stumbled across this paper project of this very same castle. Pretty cool!

 

Cut & Assemble a Crusader Castle in Full Color: The Krak Des Chevaliers in Syria (Models & Toys)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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