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Contributor Ruslan Paul put together this remarkable video of Acre (Acco), an ancient city on Israel's Mediterranean coastline. It is located between Tel Aviv and Haifa, closer to the latter. Sitting on a site which dates to 3000 BC, it has been built and rebuilt many times, it changed hands several times over the course of the Crusades. in its current rendition, it's an Ottoman-walled town with citadels, mosques, khans and baths that were built on top of the ruins of the Crusaders’ city.
Description: The Old City of Akko Knight's HallsKnight’s Halls in Akko by Flickr user 1yen The Old City of Akko is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the remains of the Crusader town both above and below street level and because the city is one of a very small number of Ottoman walled towns with citadels, mosques, khans and baths, which have been preserved. In Akko, these sites were built on top of the ruins of the Crusader structures. Akko has been extensively excavated and conserved over the past ten years, with large scale renovations and rebuilding works taking place across the Old City following the UNESCO recognition which was received in 2001. As such, Akko is still not as developed for tourists as other ancient port cities such as Caesarea and Jaffa.