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Citadel

A fortress or castle in or near a city; a refuge in case of a siege, or a place to keep prisoners.
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Citadel

 

the central, most heavily fortified part of a fortress; a fortress-type construction inside ancient cities. The citadel as a rule included the ruler’s palace, as well as administrative and religious buildings. Citadels were designed to suit the relief of the terrain and could be located along the fortress walls (Erkkalah in Merv), outside the city fortifications (Pendzhikent), or inside the city (Salah-al-Din in Cairo). Often the citadel was erected on a high man-made hill and dominated the city, for example, that of Aleppo.

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citadel

A fortress or castle in or near a city, intended to keep the inhabitants in subjugation, or, in case of a siege, to supply a final refuge.
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The initiative is about panorama shows that are screened in two media centres located inside the citadel.
The citadel also hosts its annual culture festival this month, running from August 17 to September 2, with tens of musical and cultural performances taking place on daily basis.
Al-Marqab Citadel in Tartous, locates some 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of the Syrian capital of Damascus, is believed to be the place where Richard the Lion Heart, the former king of England, landed at the beginning of the Third Crusade, which was prompted by Saladin's capture of Jerusalem.
After the retrieval of al-Marqab citadel, huge amounts of money were spent to re- fortify it where some of the beautiful additions appears, but after the complete expulsion of the Crusaders from the area it began to lose its importance, as the shrinkage of its role during the Mamluk and Ottoman eras reflected on its architectural improvements, consequently it remained in a poor state of preservation until 2007 when some reconstruction and renovation began.
Damages from two major earthquakes are identified in the medieval Al-Marqab citadel, and it was re-built by the order of St.
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Part of his overall plan for the refortification of the entire Egyptian capital against Crusader attack, Saladin in 1176 decreed the construction of a massive citadel on the Muqattam spur.
The fifteenth-century Egyptian historian, Taqi al-Din al-Maqrizii, noted a legend that the Citadel site was chosen by a healthy-air test established by Saladin.