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PostSubject: City of Lattakia   City of Lattakia EmptySun Nov 02, 2008 3:03 pm

Crusader Cities

Port city which fell and captured by Kalarun (April 1285), Mamaluke Sultan of Egypt and Syria.

Castle (Qala’al Salah ad-Din) located 24km east atop a wooded ridge and surrounded by ravines.
Citadel (Qala’at Marqab) - founded 1062 as Muslim stronghold and fell to crusaders in 12th century; dungeon; fell to Mamelukes (1285).

Ruins include: walls and towers, ruined interior, churches, flanked by gorges, drawbridge.

"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."
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