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18 February 2001
Medieval Era Archaeological Sites
Crusader Era Sites in Greater Syria
ca. 1100 Taken during the conquest of the coast and Lattakia
1291 Tartus falls from Crusader control
1302 Last Crusader troops defeated. Templar knights taken into captivity in Cairo and Frankish fortress demolished
GPS information for Arwad
1. Central Castle (now museum)
North 34o 51.394' and East 035o 51.462'
Approximate elevation of 76 ft.
2. Highest tower in castle
North 34o 51.377' and East 035o 51.438'
Approximate elevation of 131 ft.
3. Harbor on west side of the island
North 34o 51.266' and East 035o 51.440'
Approximate elevation of 104 ft.
4. Modern shipyard on southeast corner of island
North 34o 51.269' and E 035o 51.632'
Approximate elevation of -29 ft.
5. Modern ferry landing on northeast corner of island
North 34o 51.376' and East 035o 51.637'
Approximate elevation of 40 ft.