The history of Akko extends across 5,000 years. Its habitation, construction, and destruction, played a part in countless events that occurred in this land in all its historical periods. Rulers and kings fought against this city, and set forth from it on campaigns of conquest throughout the eastern Mediterranean, the Levant and the Lands of the Bible. Many are the travelers, among them Jews, Christian pilgrims, and Moslems, naturalists, painters, and cartographers, who have visited the port and the walls of Acre on any given day.
Writing the history of this city is a weighty task, and the list of sources is long. I began, therefore, writing in chronological order and from time to time add more content