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Akko / Acre

facts in brief

Part of Sebastian Munster map, 1550
Part of Sebastian Munster map, 1550

Facts in brief:

A Muslim city from 638 AD; captured by Baudouin I during First Crusade 1104; changed hands several times; taken by Turks 1517; besieged by Napoleon 1799; occupied by British during World War I; became part of Israel after war of 1948.

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