Restoration of the Karak des Chevaliers (literally "Kurdish Fortress") by Syria

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Restoration of the Karak des Chevaliers (literally "Kurdish Fortress") by Syria

Restoration of the Karak des Chevaliers (literally "Kurdish Fortress") by Syria     Restoration of the Karak des Chevaliers (literally "Kurdish Fortress") by Syria

Restoration of the Karak des Chevaliers (literally "Kurdish Fortress") by Syria   Restoration of the Karak des Chevaliers (literally "Kurdish Fortress") by Syria

Syrian media have released images showing progress in the restoration of the Karak des Chevaliers (literally "Kurdish Fortress"), an ancient medieval fortress located outside the western Syrian city of Homs.

Restoration of the Karak des Chevaliers (literally "Kurdish Fortress") by Syria

Castle Director Engineer Hazem Hanna said that work is underway to complete the third phase of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums and the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate in 2021, which will include the northern wall of the southern stable building. Strengthening plans are also included. Work has already seen the restoration of the corridor facades in the inner castle courtyard, the entrance to the night tower, and several staircases, and the creation of new insulation and rainwater drainage systems to protect the castle from the elements.

Restoration of the Karak des Chevaliers (literally "Kurdish Fortress") by Syria

Syrian and Hungarian archaeologists are also working together at the fort, documenting and organizing the remains of ancient stone decorations, possibly to allow for future restoration work.

Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006, the Cracow des Chevaliers has been part of Syria's history for nearly 900 years, witnessing fierce fighting during the Crusader era, and as part of the Tripoli East. The Ottoman Imperial Garrison resides. The fort became a major tourist attraction during the French occupation of Syria and Lebanon between the 1920s and 1940s.

As part of Free Syria, the fort will attract five million people every year, many of whom come to the country specifically to see this ancient architectural wonder with their own eyes.

Syria started the reconstruction of the fort in 2018. It is one of the dozens of important historical monuments and artifacts that have been lucky enough to survive a terrorist attack

 
Restoration of the Karak des Chevaliers (literally "Kurdish Fortress") by Syria

and receive resources and support for restoration work. Other sites, such as the ancient Palmyra, have been less fortunate, with ISIS* destroying many of its priceless architectural elements, statues, and artifacts, looting others, and sending them to Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon. Exported through Wealthy collectors in the Persian Gulf and Western countries.

Syria is home to the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the world, Damascus, Aleppo, and Homs were settled between the early 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE.

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