Tartus: the Crusaders Citadel-City


(cc Gianfranco Gazzetti)*
Ruins of the medieval centre, Templar fortress, Tartus (2006)

The antique Phoenician city of Antaradus – taken from Muslims by the Crusaders – retains living vestiges of the campaign that lasted from the end of the 11th century to the end of 13th century and transformed the city into a strategic bastion of the Mediterranean cost. Tartus, the crusaders’ ‘Tortosa’, is an exceptional and representative model of the Syrian-Palestinian medieval town occupied by crusaders over two centuries.

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