English: Krak des Chevaliers, Syria.
Français: Krak des Chevaliers, Syrie.
Photo: 2 April 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: Bernard Gagnon.
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Krak des Chevaliers is a Crusader Castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved Mediaeval Castles in the World. The site was first inhabited in the 11th-Century by a settlement of Kurdish troops, dispatched there by the Mirdasids; as a result, it was known as Hisn al-Akrad, meaning the "Castle of The Kurds".
In 1142, it was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to The Knights Hospitaller. It remained in their possession until it fell in 1271. It became known as Crac de l'Ospital; the name Krak des Chevaliers was coined in the 19th-Century.
FR. Z's BLOG has a riveting Post
on the first Mass in 745 Years in "Krak Des Chevaliers".
The first Mass since 1271 !!!
Celebrated by Fr Aubry of The Fraternity of Saint Vincent Ferrer.
See the Video at
Drone footage of the War-Damaged
Crusader Castle of Krak des Chevaliers, Syria.
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