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UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other historic marvels from around the world

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Krak des Chevalier, Syria XAWF04845 Featured World Heritage Print

Krak des Chevalier, Syria XAWF04845

Crac des Chevaliers, or Hosn al Akrad, Syria. The earlier fort was given to the Knights Hospitallers in 1142 and became their main military base for over a century. THe fortress was eventually captured by the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in 1271. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd; date uncertain, probably 1950s. Designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006

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Nimrud, Iraq XAWC11429 Featured World Heritage Print

Nimrud, Iraq XAWC11429

Nimrud, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. Vertical aerial photograph of the ancient tell near Noomanea village thought by local tradition to have been the city of "Nimrod". Calah, or Kalhu, was the capital of the Assyrian Empire in the 9th and 8th centuries BCE. It thrived from the 13th century BCE to its destruction by the enemies of Assyria in the late 7th century BCE. Archaeologists have been excavating here since the 1840s, notably Austin Henry Layard

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