Old City of Akkon, Israel
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Eibacher Kuckuck
N 32° 55.293 E 035° 04.122
36S E 693437 N 3644489
Quick Description: The Old City of Akkon (Acre) has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 5/14/2017 5:23:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMVPER
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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Long Description:
Akkon/Acre is a historic walled port-city with continuous settlement from the Phoenician period. The present city is characteristic of a fortified town dating from the Ottoman 18th and 19th centuries, with typical urban components such as the citadel, mosques, khans and baths. The remains of the Crusader town, dating from 1104 to 1291, lie almost intact, both above and below today's street level, providing an exceptional picture of the layout and structures of the capital of the medieval Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem.

Source: UNESCO (visit link)
Type: Site

Reference number: 1042

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