Krak des Chevaliers

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Krak des Chevaliers
حصن الفرسان
Talkalakh Destrict, Sirie
Krak des Chevaliers 01.jpg
Krak des Chevaliers frae the soothwast
Krak des Chevaliers is locatit in Syria
Krak des Chevaliers
Krak des Chevaliers
Coordinates 34°45′25″N 36°17′40″E / 34.756944°N 36.294444°E / 34.756944; 36.294444
Teep Concentric castle
Site information
Controlled bi

Kurdish truips o the Mirdasids (1031–1099)
Coonty o Tripoli (1110–1143)
Knichts Hospitaller (1143–1271)
Mamluk Sultanate (1271–1516)
Ottoman Empire (15161918)
Alawite State (1920–1936)
Sirian Republic (1936–1958)
Unitit Arab Republic (1958–1961)
Sirie Sirian Arab Republic (1961–2012) Sirian Republic (1930–58) Sirian opposeetion (2012–2014)

Sirie Sirian Arab Republic (2014–present)
Open tae
the public
Inaccessible (in a war zone)
Condeetion Maistly guid but damaged due tae Sirian Ceevil War
Site history
Biggit 1031 (first castle)
1142–1170 (second castle)
Biggit bi Shibl al-Dawla Nasr (first castle)
Knights Hospitaller (seicont castle)
Materials Limestane

Sirian Ceevil War

Teep Cultural
Criteria ii, vi
Designatit 2006 (30t session)
Pairt o Crac des Chevaliers an Qal’at Salah El-Din
Reference no. 1229
State Pairty  Sirie
Region Arab States

Krak des Chevaliers (French pronunciation: ​[kʁak de ʃəvaˈlje]; Arabic: حصن الفرسان‎), an aa Crac des Chevaliers, Ḥoṣn al-Akrād (حصن الأكراد), Castle Alhsn, umwhile Crac de l'Ospital, is a Crusader castle in Sirie an ane o the maist important preserved medieval castles in the warld. The steid wis first inhabitit in the 11t century bi a settlement o Kurdish truips garrisoned thare bi the Mirdasids; as a result it wis kent as Hisn al-Akrad, meanin the "Castle o the Kurds". In 1142 it wis gien bi Raymond II, Coont o Tripoli, tae the Knichts Hospitaller. It remeened in thair possession till it fell in 1271. It acame kent as Crac de l'Ospital; the name Krak des Chevaliers wis coined in the 19t century.

Coordinates: 34°45′25″N 36°17′40″E / 34.756944°N 36.294444°E / 34.756944; 36.294444