Date of imagery: 08 Mar 2012

Heritage Resource E27

Resource Summary

Resource ID
EAMENA-0116940
Names
قلعة الحصن ( Toponym )
Qalaat al-Hosn ( Toponym )
حصن الأكراد ( Toponym )
Ḥoṣn al-Ākrād ( Toponym )
UNESCO World Heritage List 1229 ( Designation )
Castle of the Kurds ( Toponym )
حصن الفرسان ( Toponym )
Le Krak ( Toponym )
Crac des Chevaliers ( Toponym )
Kalaat el Hosn ( Toponym )
Ḥiṣn al-Akrãd ( Toponym )
Qal‘at al-Ḥoṣn ( Toponym )
Hosn al-Akrad ( Toponym )
Hosn el Akrad ( Toponym )
Le Crat ( Toponym )
Krak des Chevaliers ( Toponym )
Crac de l'Hospital ( Toponym )
Ḥiṣn-al-Akrad ( Toponym )
Overall Site Certainty
Definite
Site function(s)
Military ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Defensive/Fortification ( Function ) Definite ( Certainty )
Public ( Function ) High ( Certainty )
Cultural periods
Ottoman (Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Islamic (Arabia/Levant/Mesopotamia/Iran) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Mamluk (Arabia/Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )
Crusader (Levant/Mesopotamia) ( Period ) Definite ( Certainty )

Classification

Feature forms within Heritage Resource
Bank/Earthwork ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Depression/Hollow ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Ditch/Trench ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 2 to 5 ( Number )
Paved/Laid Surface ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 2 to 5 ( Number )
Structure ( Form Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 2 to 5 ( Number )
Structure ( Form Type ) High ( Certainty ) Unknown ( Number )
Feature intepretations within Heritage Resource
Building/Enclosure ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 2 to 5 ( Number )
Church/Chapel ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Cistern ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Fort/Fortress/Castle ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Gateway/Arch/Intersection ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Government/Administrative Building ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Hearth/Oven ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) Unknown ( Number )
Mosque/Imam/Marabout ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Palace/High Status Complex ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Ramparts/Fortification/Defensive Earthwork ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Settlement/Habitation Site ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 1 ( Number )
Watchtower/Observation Post ( Type ) Definite ( Certainty ) 11 to 20 ( Number )

Condition

Overall condition of resource
Fair
Overall disturbance extent
11-30%
Types of disturbances affecting the resource
Tourism/Visitor Activities - Cause: Reconstruction - From: 1927-01-01 - To: 1927-12-31
Infrastructure/Transport - Cause: Road/Track - To: 2003-05-06
Natural - Cause: Trees - To: 2003-05-06
Military - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - From: 2012-03-01 - To: 2012-03-23
Looting - Cause: Excavation (Unclassified) - To: 2012-05-01
Military - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - To: 2013-08-18
Military - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - To: 2013-11-15
Military - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - To: 2014-02-19
Military - Cause: Explosion/Heavy Weaponry - To: 2014-03-20
Archaeological - Cause: Maintenance/Preventative Measures - From: 2014-05-01 - To: 2014-07-03
Archaeological - Cause: Reconstruction - From: 2014-07-03 - To: 2015-12-31
Potential impact factors on the resource
Looting - Potential cause: Excavation (Unclassified)
Tourism/Visitor Activities - Potential cause: Occupation/Continued Use
Archaeological - Potential cause: Reconstruction

Designations

Designation and Protection Status

Type: UNESCO World Heritage List From: 2006-12-31

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