Bearing Witness

Akko

Few of the worlds cities are as timeless as Akko, a stoned walled fortress by the sea. After enjoying a long and varied history under Alexander the Great, the Egyptians and the Romans, Akko came to prominence as the Crusader city of Acre. During the Jewish immigration of the 1930’s, Akko was a hotbed of Arab hostility, and in the end the  Jews left Old Akko to the Arabs and set about developing a  new city outside the historic walls. Leaving  Old Akko virtually untouched for thousands of years, magnificent !

Inside the Citadel

Inside the Citadel

Templar Crusander Tunnel.

Templar Crusander Tunnel.

Al-Jazzar Mosque and post Eid celabrations

Al-Jazzar Mosque and post Eid celabrations

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December 12, 2008 Posted by | My Travels | | Leave a comment