Saturday, August 31, 2013

Krak Des Chevaliers قلعة الحصن

Krak des Chevaliers from the south-west
Krak des Chevaliers from the south-west
















Krak des Chevaliers (French pronunciation: ​[kʁak de ʃəvaˈlje]) (Arabic: قلعة الحصن‎), also Crac des Chevaliers, is a Crusader castle in Syria and one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurds; as a result it was known as Hisn al Akrad, meaning the "Castle of the Kurds". In 1142 it was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to the Knights Hospitaller. It remained in their possession until it fell in 1271. It became known as Crac de l'Ospital; the name Krak des Chevaliers was coined in the 19th century.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Facts you didn't know about The Great Wall of China

You think you know The Great Wall of China? Think Again!
Sunrise at the Great Wall of China
Sunset at the Great Wall of China

Yesterday I was reading about The Great Wall of China only to discover that I know nothing about it. One of the most common "facts" I though was true, was actually false!
I decided to do a research about The Great Wall and share my findings with you.
Here is a list of 7 interesting facts you may NOT know about The Great Wall of China: