For approximately the 12th and 13th century, Acre (or Akko) served as the capitol of the Crusader kingdom of Palestine. A valuable port city on the Mediterranean, Acre received soldier and supplies as waves of European warriors landed. This city also prospered as a trading hub between Europe and the near East. The old city of Acre and the Crusader structures therein are well preserved and provide a glimpse into this bloody period of history. But what I found in Acre was a well established historical city with elegant architecture suggesting a more stable community during a very violent period in the region.
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