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134. The Fortifications Built in 1251 by the French King Louis IX

134. The Fortifications Built in 1251 by the French King Louis IX

St. Louis of France. Louis IX (25 April 1214 – 25 August 1270), King of France. On 6 April 1250 Louis lost his army at the Battle of Fariskur & was captured by the Egyptians. Released from Egyptian captivity, Louis spent 4 years in Acre, Caesarea & Jaffa. He used his wealth to assist the Crusaders in rebuilding their defences & conducting diplomacy with Islamic powers of Syria & Egypt. Louis left a significant garrison in the city of Acre for its defence against Islamic attacks.   YBH

St. Louis of France. Louis IX (25 April 1214 – 25 August 1270), King of France. On 6 April 1250 Louis lost his army at the Battle of Fariskur & was captured by the Egyptians. Released from Egyptian captivity, Louis spent 4 years in Acre, Caesarea & Jaffa. He used his wealth to assist the Crusaders in rebuilding their defences & conducting diplomacy with Islamic powers of Syria & Egypt. Louis left a significant garrison in the city of Acre for its defence against Islamic attacks. YBH

Caesarea or “Keysarya” was an Ancient Roman city which is now a large archaeological site in Israel. It is believed that the city of Caesarea was initially founded atop the ruins of Straton's Tower, a third century BC Phoenician port city.  Conquered by King Alexander Jannaeus of the Hasmonean Kingdom in 90 BC, Caesarea’s population remained under local control until it was taken by the Romans in 63 BC. It was King Herod the Great who named the city Caesarea – after Augustus Caesar - and who…

Caesarea or “Keysarya” was an Ancient Roman city which is now a large archaeological site in Israel. It is believed that the city of Caesarea was initially founded atop the ruins of Straton's Tower, a third century BC Phoenician port city. Conquered by King Alexander Jannaeus of the Hasmonean Kingdom in 90 BC, Caesarea’s population remained under local control until it was taken by the Romans in 63 BC. It was King Herod the Great who named the city Caesarea – after Augustus Caesar - and who…

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