National Geographic : 1931 Mar
Photographs by Maynard Owen Williams KALAT SAHYUN TOPS A ROCK NEAR LAODICEA (LATAKIEH) This column of native stone is surmounted by masonry which carried a drawbridge or an aqueduct across the artificial cut that separated the castle from the rest of the ridge. Sahyun's fortress, like that of el Kerak (see text, page 385), never belonged to any of the great military orders. The two are important types of feudal castles built by the Crusaders. GRIM RELICS OF CROSS AND CRESCENT HAUNT RHODES When the Hospitalers were expelled from theHoly Land, after thefall of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, in1291, they reestablished their order inthe island of Rhodes (see, also,text, page 375). Here they continued tofight the Moslem. To-day sheepnibble among mounds ofthestone cannon balls which were flung into the city byTurkish bombards.