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posted 05-24-2001 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for motuferd   Click Here to Email motuferd     Edit/Delete Message
Does anyone have a pic or drawing of Castle Pilgrim? It used to be a Templar fortress during the crusades that the Muslims couldn't breach but was eventually abandoned by the Templars. It's similar to a Castle called Krak occupied by the Hospitallers during the crusades. A reference to a book with a pic would be great also?

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posted 05-25-2001 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Erik Schmidt   Click Here to Email Erik Schmidt     Edit/Delete Message
The name wasn't familiar to me until I looked it up and the name Atlit came up. I've driven past there a couple of times but you can neither go to see it or take pictures as it is used by the Israli military now.

Try looking it up under it's other names, Castle/castrum Peregrinorum and Chastiau/Chateau Pelerin. I looked up some of the web sites but didn't find any pictures.

You will find a plan of the castle at; http://www.web-site.co.uk/knights_templar/templar3_9-3.html

and; http://members.nbci.com/doru_gavril/strong.htm

There is also a book available, but I don't know if it hads photos;
Pilgrim's Castle (Atlit), David's Tower (Jerusalem) and Qal at Ar-Rabad (Ajlun) : Three Middle Eastern Castles from the Time of the Crusades (variorum
C. N. Johns, Denys Pringle (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1997

May your search be fruitful!


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posted 05-25-2001 05:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marko   Click Here to Email Marko     Edit/Delete Message
There's quite some info about the castle of Athlith, and a detailed plan in a book I mentioned in an earlier post ( http://www.castlesontheweb.com/quest/Forum10/HTML/000062.html ). But sadly no pictures or other images.

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posted 05-25-2001 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for motuferd   Click Here to Email motuferd     Edit/Delete Message
Erik and Marko thanks so much. That's exactly what I was looking for. How awesome. Thanks again.


posted 05-26-2001 12:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
Crusader Castles .. Hugh Kennedy, CUP 1994.
Has all the name variations, with a colour picture, jutting out into the sea. Not a lot left, stump of a large tower & some outer walls.
Page 125 has ... view from old Templar tower at Le Destroit which the new castle replaced.
This one is not a good pic as to distanceed.

posted 05-29-2001 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kastelein   Click Here to Email Kastelein     Edit/Delete Message
I have put two pictures about Chastel Pélerin (Castrum Peregrinorum) at Athlit (Israel) on the photo site of Castlesontheweb.

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