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Burj Safita, Syria XAWF04840

Chastel Blanc, or Burj Safita, Tartous Governorate, Syria. Built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar as one of a string of Crusader fortifications in the area. Following earthquake damage the keep was last rebuilt in 1202. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd; date uncertain, probably 1950s

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10"x10" Photo Print

Introducing the stunning "Burj Safita, Syria" photographic print from Media Storehouse, featuring an image captured by Aerofi from the Historic England Archive. This captivating image showcases Chastel Blanc, also known as Burj Safita, a 12th-century Crusader fortification located in the Tartous Governorate, Syria. Built by the Knights Templar, this historic site is a testament to the rich architectural and cultural history of the region. Bring this piece of history into your home or office and add an elegant touch with our high-quality photographic print. With vibrant colors and sharp details, you'll feel like you're transported back in time. Order yours today and start your collection of historic photographic prints with Media Storehouse.

Photo prints are produced on Kodak professional photo paper resulting in timeless and breath-taking prints which are also ideal for framing. The colors produced are rich and vivid, with accurate blacks and pristine whites, resulting in prints that are truly timeless and magnificent. Whether you're looking to display your prints in your home, office, or gallery, our range of photographic prints are sure to impress. Dimensions refers to the size of the paper in inches.

Our Photo Prints are in a large range of sizes and are printed on Archival Quality Paper for excellent colour reproduction and longevity. They are ideal for framing (our Framed Prints use these) at a reasonable cost. Alternatives include cheaper Poster Prints and higher quality Fine Art Paper, the choice of which is largely dependant on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 25.4cm (10" x 10")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
Auburn hues of antiquity cloak the rugged terrain of Syria's Tartous Governorate, where the time-worn silhouette of Chastel Blanc, or Burj Safita, stands proud against the horizon. This medieval fortification, a relic of the Crusader era, was constructed in the 12th century by the Knights Templar as part of a defensive network in the region. The castle, also known as Chastel Blanc due to its white limestone exterior, has weathered the test of time, withstanding the relentless march of centuries. Earthquakes have left their mark on the structure, necessitating repairs and rebuilding efforts. The last known restoration took place in 1202, leaving the fortress with an intriguing blend of architectural styles and historical layers. Captured from an aerial perspective, the image reveals the castle's strategic location atop a rocky outcrop, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The surrounding landscape is a patchwork of agricultural terraces and verdant vegetation, providing a stark contrast to the fortress's imposing stone walls. The photograph, taken by the renowned Aerofilms Ltd, offers a unique bird's-eye view of this historical treasure, inviting us to peer into the past and imagine the tales of valor and intrigue that unfolded within its walls. This snapshot in time serves as a poignant reminder of Syria's rich history and the enduring allure of its medieval past.

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