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Medieval Era Archaeological Sites

Crusader Era Sites in Greater Syria

Saone / Saladin's Castle

 

948 site occupied by Saif al-Dawlah

975 occupied by Byzantine troops during the time of Emperor John Zimtzis

1108 Fell to the Cruaders

August 1188
taken by Saladin


Citadel of Saone with masonry ascribe to the Byzantine Period

Crusader courtyard from atop Byzantine Citadel of Saone

Excavation units around Islamic palace in Saone, July 2001

Foundations to fountain like at Alhambra in Spain uncovered in Saone, July 2001

Famous drawbridge pinacle at Saone

Catapults stones inside of Saone

David Hanlon fine art photograph of chasm between two halves of site

David Hanlon fine art photograph of collapsed vaults

David Hanlon fine art photograph of courtyard of castle

David Hanlon fine art photograph of doorway of castle

David Hanlon fine art photograph of a tower

David Hanlon fine art photograph of vault still filled with dirt

David Hanlon fine art photograph of castle vaults

GPS data for Saone:

1. Gate into castle used by tourist

North 35o 35.728' and East 036o 03.429'

Approximate elevation 1411 ft.

 

2. Famous Drawbridge over chasm in center of site

North 35o 35.800' and East 036o 03.506'

Approximate elevation 1443 ft.

 

3. Bath complex under excavation during 2001

North 35o 35.766' and East 036o 03.452'

Approximate elevation of 1771

 

4. Mosque near palace and bath

North 35o 35.746' and East 036o 03.453'

Approximate elevation of 1446 ft.

 

5. Palace near mosque and bath

North 35o 35.755' and East 036o 03.433'

Approximate elevation of 1527 ft.

 

6. Tower of the Girls (Binat)

North 35o 35.747' and East 036o 03.333'

Approximate elevation of 1439 ft.