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Medieval Era Archaeological Sites

Crusader Era Sites in Greater Syria

Burzey

Utilized by the Byzantines for defense.

1003Taken by the Crusaders

23 August 1188 taken by Saladin

 



Castle in the distance from the mountain to the east. Orontes River in the valley

Castle in the distance from the mountain to the east. Orontes River in the valley

Dramatic view of the Walls of Burzey seen from tower of southeast corner of the castle walls

Defensive walls of Burzey

Doorway into a tower at Burzey

Tower on Southeast corner of castle

Doorways into the inner keep of the castle

Bedrock exposed on surface inside of Burzey

David Hanlon (SLCC) photographs inside of a tower at Burzey

David Hanlon fine art photograph of donjon

David Hanlon fine art photography of south tower

David Hanlon fine art photograph of west curtain wall


GPS DATA for Burzey:

1. Southern most Tower
North 35o 39.426' and East 036o 15.687'
approximate elevation of 1585 ft. above sea level

2. Eastern most Tower
North 35o 39.472' and East 036o 15.787'
approximate elevation of 1555 ft.

3. Interior Tower 300 ft. NE of Southernmost Tower
North 35o 39.462' and East 036o 15.709'
approximate elevation of 1596 ft.

4. Norhtern most Tower
North 35o 39.523' and East 035o 15.645'
approximate elevation of 1702 ft.

5. West Tower with Gate
North 35o 39.427' and East 036o 15.659'
approximate elevation of 1704 ft.

6. Tower 150 ft. west of Southern most Tower
North 35o 45.427' and East 036o 15.659'
approximate elevation of 1651 ft.

7. Keep in the citadel of castle
North 35o 39.502' and East 036o 15.656'
approximate elevation of 1702 ft.

8. Turn off trail to Burzey below castle
North 35o 39.440' and East 036o 16.138'
approximate elevation of 514 ft.

9. Ruined village below castle, west of castle
North 35o 39.441' and East 036o 15.548'
approximate elevation of 1446 ft.