Hundreds of terms, names, and expressions relating to the Old City
In its history, spread over 5,000 years, are interwoven names and events, among the most important in Western history in general and the history of the Middle East in particular: Phoenicians and Canaanites; Greeks and Romans; Persians and Arabs; Crusaders and Mamluks; Ottoman Turks and the British – here all of them have made their mark in history. Rulers and kings, kingdoms and empires, armies and navies, saw Akko and fought for its existence or besieged it.
Here are several of the hundreds of terms that appear in the site:
Haim Farhi, Al-Jazzar, Mamluks, Keystone, Dahr el-Omar, Aqueduct, Burj al-Commander, The Knigfts’ Hall, The Moslem Calendar