Monday, January 31, 2011

Krak de Chevaliers-Greates of all Crusader Castles

The Krak De Chevaliers (Fortress of the Knights), was the main fortress and headquarters to the religious military order of the Knights Hospitaller.



Located in Modern day Syria, the castle was virtually impregnable. The thick walls, excellent design and strategic location created a near perfect Medieval castle.



From the 11th to the 17th centuries, the Knights Hospitaller were a warrior religious order tasked with defending Christianity, the Holy Lands and the poor & sick.





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