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This is the Krak des Chevaliers (Qalat al-Husn), one of the world's best preserved medieval fortresses, dating back to the 12th century. It was one of the strongholds of the crusaders in the 13th century, before it was captured by the Arabs. Since 2006 it is classified as a world heritage by the UNESCO.
Krak des Chevaliers is situated in western Syria, about 65 km west of the city of Homs, just north of the Lebanese border.
This picture from 1995 was scanned from a Kodachrome slide.

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