Historical Overview of Akko’s Old City

Put out by ISRAEL21c, this historical overview (3:24) of the Old City of Akko brings 5,000 years of history to life. Learn about the ancient crusader city that was literally buried by Ottoman ruins and only uncovered in the 1990s. When the Third Crusaders failed to conquer Jersualem from Saladin in the 13th Century, Akko became the major commercial and residential center with over 30,000 inhabitants. As a port city, Akko was also a hub for international trade with Europe. To this day, Akko continues to be a rich and vibrant city known for the harmonious relations among its Muslim, Druze, Christian, and Jewish residents.

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