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Come to Acre (Israel): 5000 years of history await you.

First traces of Acre date back to Heracles, who once upon a time healed his wounds exactly here (!) …

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Here the markets met Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, King Herod, Paul the Apostle and Marco Polo.

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These walls and tunnels were built and destroyed and re-built by crusaders and mamluks, conquered by Richard the Lionheart and Philip II Roi de France.

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Pay a visit to Acre Mosque, erected by the Sultan Jazzar Pasha, aka “the Butcher”

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This is Acre harbour, where the defeated Napoleon watched for the last time the towers of Acre …

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Posted by Lorenzo Borghi on November 24, 2013
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  1. 11/24/2013

    Beautiful photos, and how rich in history Acre is. I enjoyed reading about it immensely. Lovely post!

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    • 11/24/2013

      Thanks Tricia. Acre is indeed a time-machine. Although, most of the the historical Acre lies several meters underground. For example, the huge arched rooms from the Templar knights are 4 meters below ground. To find the paved road Cleopatra walked with her Egyptian flip-flops we need to dig more :D

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      • 12/3/2013

        Wow, how interesting. I’d enjoy traveling there someday!

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