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Overseeing the Homs Gap in the Syrian Arab Republic is the formidable Krak de Chevaliers, described by T.E. Lawrence as "perhaps the best preserved and most wholly admirable castle in the world". At the beginning of the thirteenth century during the height of its power, the castle was garrisoned by two thousand Knight’s Hospitaller. To build this immense castle, on high ground, an offensive fortification that also required defending during and after its construction, was a momentous undertaking. The logistics of building and running the castle, and the cost of construction and upkeep must have been formidable. Its state of preservation today is a testament to the builders. Despite its formidable defences Krak de Chevaliers eventual downfall was supposedly due to a deception. It is said that whilst under siege the castle fell as a result of a forged letter from the grand commander of the Knights Hospitaller at Tripoli, ordering the beleaguered outpost to surrender

1994 sometime, Krak de Chevaliers

1994 sometime, Krak de Chevaliers

1994 sometime, Krak de Chevaliers

1994 sometime, Krak de Chevalier

1994 sometime, Krak de Chevaliers

1994 sometime, Krak de Chevaliers

1994 sometime, Krak de Chevaliers

1994 sometime, Krak de Chevaliers

1994 Sometime, Palmyra on the Damascus to Deir-ez-Zoir Road

1994 Sometime, Palmyra on the Damascus to Deir-ez-Zoir Road. The rise and fall of Tadmor or Palmyra as it came to be known occurred over a 300 year period. Palmyra began to prosper in the first century BC; the ruins that remaining today came to be known as the “bride of the desert”

1994 sometime, overhead power lines

1994 sometime, overhead power lines

04.06.1995 Tishrin I think

04.06.1995 Tishrin I think

04.06.1995 Damascus

04.06.1995 Damascus

16.07.1995. Nasria, Syrian Arab Republic Pressure Reduction and Metering Facilities at Nasria GT power station. Facing east, taken from on top of the control building

16.07.1995. Nasria, Syrian Arab Republic Pressure Reduction and Metering Facilities at Nasria GT power station. Facing east, taken from on top of the control building

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