UNESCO World Heritage: Old City of Acre in N Israel
                     English.news.cn | 2013-12-31 09:54:53 | Editor: Bi Mingxin

ISRAEL-OLD CITY OF ACRE-WORLD HERITAGE

The El-Jazzar Mosque is seen in the Old City of Acre, northern Israel, on Dec. 27, 2013. The Old City of Acre in Acre in Israel was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001. With a history of more than 5,000 years recorded in documents, Acre is a walled port-city with continuous settlement from the Phoenician period. The present city is characteristic of a fortified town of the Ottoman dating from 18th and 19th centuries, with typical urban components such as the citadel, mosques, khans and baths. The remains of the Crusader town, dating from 1104 to 1291, lie almost intact, both above and below today's street level, providing an exceptional picture of the layout and structures of the capital of the medieval Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem. (Xinhua/Li Rui)

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