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Acre, Haifa District, Israel
 

The Crusaders

Until their arrival at Akko

 
 
The Crusaders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
1. The Crusaders Marker
Inscription. On their way to Jerusalem in 1099, the Crusaders killed the Jewish 'infidels' and destroyed many communities, among which were in the communities of Speyer, Worms and Magenza. In memory of those who perished the prayer "Merciful Father" was composed, which has been recited each Sabbath by the Ashkenazi communities.
 
Location. 32° 55.416′ N, 35° 4.228′ E. Marker is in Acre, Haifa District. Marker can be reached from Weizmann just west of Omar El Mukhtar, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located within the fortified walls of the Old City of Acre. Upon passing through the main gates of the Old City, turn immediately to your right, where tourist parking and the visitor's center are located. Once you have gone through the visitor center, you will step out into a good sized open courtyard. The historical marker is affixed to a wall of a small structure in the southeast corner of the courtyard. Marker is in this post office area: Acre, Haifa District 24112-02, Israel.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Crusader Fortress of the Knights of the Hospital and the Ottoman-Turkish Citadel of Akko (within shouting distance of this marker); The Shrine and Mansion of Bahá’u’lláh
The Crusaders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
2. The Crusaders Marker
View of historical marker affixed to the north side of a small, cut stone structure. Note catapult stones at base of structure.
(approx. 3.4 kilometers away); The German Colony Story (approx. 14 kilometers away); The Shrine of the Báb Terraces and Gardens (approx. 14.8 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. I confess that my initial GPS readings proved to be inaccurate and when I began posting this marker those original GPS co-ordinates showed the marker as being situated just offshore from the fortified walls of the Old City, which I knew was not the case. So I recalculated using Google Maps and the map provided by the Akko website.
 
Also see . . .
1. Akko. This is a link to information provided by the Old Acre Development Company. (Submitted on May 20, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Acre, Israel. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on May 20, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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The Crusaders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
3. The Crusaders Marker
View of the historical marker, affixed to a small cut stone structure, on the southeast corner of the courtyard. Note the Al Jazzar Mosque in the background of the picture.
The Crusaders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 8, 2013
4. The Crusaders Marker
View of the historical marker, looking west, toward the fortress complex. Note catapult stones at base of structure and along the pathway leading to the fortress complex.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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