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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Old City of Acre, Israel

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Old City of Acre is a World Heritage Site of Israel. It is recognized for being one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the country.

The city of Acre has been inhabited since the time of the Phoenicians. Located in northern Israel, at the northernmost part of Haifa Bay, Acre was a strategic link to the Levant. The present city dates back to the time of the Ottoman Empire. However, remains of the town built by the Crusaders, between 1104 and 1291, has been well preserved. This has given archaeologists a clear idea of how the medieval city was like under the Crusaders.


Mosque of Al-Gazar, Acre
Mosque of Al-Gazar, Acre
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Acre is today the holiest city of the Bahá'í faith. Many of the holy sites of Bahá'í are located in and around the city. Today the holy sites to Bahai in Acre and Haifa are separatedly added as a World Heritage Site.

Old City of Acre was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 25th session of the World Heritage Committee in Helsinki, Finland, on 11 - 16 December, 2001.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N32 55 42 E35 5 2
Inscription Year: 2001
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III, V


Wall and church, Acre
Wall and church, Acre
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authorshipArkadi voller
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