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Old City of Acre
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 1104 - 1291
Date of Inscription: 2001
Location: Eurasia, Israel, Western Galilee
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Description: Acre, encompassed by walls, is a historic port-city that has been continuously settled since the Phoenician period. The present-day city is distinctive of an 18th-19th century fortified Ottoman town, with typical urban constituents such as the citadel, mosques, khans and baths. The remains of the Crusader town (dating from 1104 to 1291), both above and below today's street level, lie almost intact, thus presenting an outstanding representation of the layout and buildings of the capital of the medieval Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Acre (or Akko), is a city in the Western Galilee district of northern Israel. It is situated on a low promontory at the northern extremity of the Haifa Bay. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Acre had a population 45,800 at the end of 2005. From ancient times, Acre was regarded as the "key to Palestine" because of its strategic coastal location. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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