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Crusader Castles

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Qalaat Saladin, a crusader castle now named after its conqueror
Qalaat Saladin, a crusader castle now named after its conqueror
Despite the impressive hilltop location, Saladin conquored the castle in 1188
Despite the impressive hilltop location, Saladin conquored the castle in 1188
I visited the main Syrian crusader castles from north to south, a good choice as each subsequent castle is more impressive
I visited the main Syrian crusader castles from north to south, a good choice as each subsequent castle is more impressive
Qalaat Saladin - Saone Castle, Syria
Qalaat Saladin - Saone Castle, Syria
Thick forests around Saladin Castle
Thick forests around Saladin Castle
Support for the drawbridge, Saladin Castle
Support for the drawbridge, Saladin Castle
A defensive ditch was cut out of the solid rock along the eastern edge of the castle with one pillar left for the drawbridge
A defensive ditch was cut out of the solid rock along the eastern edge of the castle with one pillar left for the drawbridge
This gorge was cut by hand to protect the castle
This gorge was cut by hand to protect the castle
Ramparts and towers above the gorge at Saladin Castle (Saone)
Ramparts and towers above the gorge at Saladin Castle (Saone)
Saladin Castle (Saone)
Saladin Castle (Saone)
Qalaat Saladin
Qalaat Saladin
Steps climbing through the wooded hillside to the modern entrance to Saladin Castle
Steps climbing through the wooded hillside to the modern entrance to Saladin Castle
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