Thursday, March 5, 2009

Acre, Israel

Israel-2, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Acre also Akko, is a city in the Western Galilee region of northern Israel. It is situated on a low promontory at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Historically Acre has been regarded as the key to the Levant due to its strategic coastal location. Acre's Old City has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Since the 1990s, large-scale archeological excavations have been undertaken and efforts are being made to preserve ancient sites.
The Mosque in the picture is Jezzar Pasha Mosque, which is located on al-Jezzar Street, inside the walls of the old city of Acre, overlooking the eastern Mediterranean Sea.


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