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  Akko - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Akko (Hebrew עַכּוֹ, Standard Hebrew ʻAkko, Tiberian Hebrew ʻAkkô; Arabic عكّا; ʻAkkā; also, Acre, Accho, Acco, and St.-Jean d'Acre), is a city in Western Galilee in the North District, Israel.
Akko's Hamam is notable mainly because it was used by the Irgun as bridge to break into the citadel's prison.
The citadel of Akko was used by the British as a prison and a gallows, mainly for political prisoners.
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 akko   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Akko's Hamam is noteable mainly because it was used by the Irgun as bridge to break into the citadel's prison.
Under the citadel and prison of Akko, archilogical excavations revealed a complex of halls, which was built and used by the Hospitallers Knights.
The citadel of Akko was used by the Brits as a prison and a gallows, mainly for political prisoners.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Akko.html   (1575 words)

  
 Akko   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Akko''' (Hebrew languageHebrew '''עַכּוֹ'''; Arabic languageArabic '''عكّا''' '''ʿAkkā'''; also, '''Acre''', '''Accho''', '''Acco''', and '''St.-Jean d'Acre), is a city in Western Galilee in the North District, Israel/.
The current building which consists the citadel of Akko is an Ottoman EmpireOttoman forification, built on the foundation of the Hospitallers of St John of JerusalemHospitallerian citadel/.
Under the citadel and prison of Akko, archeologyarcheological excavations revealed a complex of halls, which was built and used by the Hospitallers of St John of JerusalemHospitallers Knights.
www.infothis.com /find/Akko   (1607 words)

  
 Akko: The Maritime Capital of the Crusader Kingdom
The port city of Akko (also known as Acre) is located on a promontory at the northern end of Haifa Bay.
Akko is mentioned in ancient written sources as an important city on the northern coast of the Land of Israel.
The importance of Akko — a well protected, fortified city with a deepwater port — is reflected in its eventful history during the period of Crusader rule in the Holy Land.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Archaeology/Akko.html   (1608 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Akko, Israel & Palestine (Israeli And Palestinian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Its surrender and virtual destruction by the Saracens in 1291 marked the decline of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Crusades.
Akko was taken by the Ottoman Turks in 1517 and was revived in the late 18th cent.
Akko was assigned to the Arabs in the 1948 partition of Palestine, but it was captured by Israeli forces in the Arab-Israeli war of that year.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/Akko.html   (370 words)

  
 Travel in Akko - Israel - History - WorldTravelGate.net®-
Akko was a principal base of the Romans when they suppressed the Jewish revolt of AD 66-70.
From 1516 to 1918 Akko was, except for brief intervals, under the rule of the Ottoman Turks.
Akko was occupied by regular Israeli troops on May 17, 1948.
www.mideasttravelling.net /israel/akko/akko_history.htm   (334 words)

  
 A Walk In Old Akko
When Akko was conquered by the Mamelukes in 1291, this was the site of a convent of Franciscan sisters.
Akko has a song festival in April and a theatre festival in October.
north of Akko, either by crossing the road and the railway line and driving through the southern suburbs, or by turning left at the traffic light on the main road ahead.
www.travelnet.co.il /israel/Haifa/haifa14-AKKO-WalkOldAkko.htm   (1653 words)

  
 Israel: Akko (Acre)
The Holy Land is the world centre of Baha'i faith, since the founder of the religion, Baha'ullah, was sent to Akko by Turkish authorities, died in Akko in 1892 and was buried there.
Baha'ullah was imprisoned in the citadel of Akko, part of which served as prison in the past.
The entrance to the gardens is 2 km north of Akko, from the Akko-Naharia highway.
www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il /~bazlov/israel/acre.html   (361 words)

  
 History of Akko   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The city of Akko or Akko is very old and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, dating back to the time of the Pharaoh Thutmose III (1504-1450 BCE).
Due to Akko’s unique sheltered cove, the city’s port was once one of the most important in the region, and Akko assumed great importance due to its prime location on the trade route between Egypt and Syria.
The port of Akko was once in the same league as Alexandria and Constantinople and it became the singular most important harbor and trade city in the Levant, only eclipsed by the flowering of Caesarea during Roman times.
www.unc.edu /courses/2002spring/arab/033/001/Acre/akko1.htm   (995 words)

  
 Akko
In Biblical times, Akko, north of Haifa, was the major port in what is now the land of Israel.
Akko is one of the world's oldest known seaports and is thought by archeologists to be at least 4000 years old.
Akko was a Crusader capital in the Middle Ages.
www.susancanthony.com /AboutIsrael/Akko.html   (319 words)

  
 Partnership 2000 - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Akko is a city of contrasts, one can find in this diverse city old and new, historical sites and industrial parks, and a model of co-existence of Jews and Arabs who live together.
Around Akko there are factories and industrial zones, which offer employment to the population in the Western Galilee region.
Within the city of Akko is located the only Academic institution in the region the Western Galilee College.
www.partner.org.il /news/wgal-0202-akko.html   (233 words)

  
 Gems in Israel: Acre, Akko, or Acco?
In 1799, In spite of a long siege, Napoleon Bonaparte was unable to conquer Akko from Al-Jazzar.
A new religion saw its beginnings in the city, when the founder of the Bahai faith, the Baha' U’llah, was a political prisoner of the Ottoman Empire, for many years.
In the 18th century, it was the principle city of northern Israel and became famous around the world due to Napoleon’s defeat.
www.gemsinisrael.com /e_article000007113.htm   (662 words)

  
 Welcome to Akko International Inc.
Akko International was founded in 2003 and presently has revenues of approximately $20M per year and growing.
Akko International has recently put forth plan to facilitate further future growth in the existing market and in addition it is planning expansions into Europe and Middle East market.
Akko International is spear headed by founders that possess a combined 30 years of marketing experience and international trade.
akkointernational.com   (186 words)

  
 Akko (Acre)
The ancient seaport of Akko (about a half-hour drive from Haifa) is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.
Lacking in reinforcements, Napoleon decided to invade Syria, but he was stopped at Akko, where a joint force consisting of British and Turkish troops successfully held him off, forcing him to return to Egypt and ultimately to France.
Many members of the Jewish Underground were imprisoned in the Akko citadel, and, over the course of the period of British rule, nine people were hung there.
www.stateofisrael.com /tourism/akko   (660 words)

  
 Napoleon in Akko   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Napoleon landed in Palestine and assaulted Akko in 1799, but he was unable to take the city.
Even though he perceived Akko as the gateway to conquering the entire Holy Land, his military expedition was badly planned and ill timed.
In the 18th century, it was the principle city of northern Israel and it rose again from national to international prominence due to Napoleon’s defeat.
www.unc.edu /courses/2002spring/arab/033/001/Acre/napoleon_in_akko.htm   (426 words)

  
 HADASSAH MAGAZINE
Since historically Akko was not a “Jewish” city, it is fitting that even today, though unquestionably Israeli, it remains still a place apart.
Which it is, in a way, since Old Akko, as it has been for centuries, is a walled city whose battlements still stand and for which the Mediterranean continues to prove the widest of moats.
Akko is probably best known as Acre, the Crusaders’ capital in the Holy Land.
www.hadassah.org /news/content/per_hadassah/archive/2004/04_DEC/traveler.asp   (2328 words)

  
 Akko
The town of Akko is 6 miles south of Nahariya.
The coins exhibit a mirror-like surface in the fields and a frosted appearance on the raised points of the coin.
A small Hebrew 'mem' mintmark is struck on the "Akko" coin at the bottom rim.
www.commem.com /prod02x.htm   (273 words)

  
 Akko biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Akko (עכו, Standard Hebrew ʿAkko, Tiberian Hebrew ʿAkkô; Arabic عكّا; ʿAkkā; also, Acre, Accho, Acco, and St.-Jean d'Acre), is a city in Western Galilee in the North District, Israel.
This wall was built in 1800-1814 by Jezzar Pasha (called by the locals Al-Jezzar) and his Jewish advisor Haim Farkhi.
This is a modern counter artillery fortification which includes a thick defensive wall, a dry moat, cannons' outposts and three Burges (large defesive towers).
akko.biography.ms   (1525 words)

  
 TheTravelzine.com Israel Fall 1999 Haifa, Akko and The North
The coastline from Haifa north to Akko is a stretch of gorgeous new apartment buildings on the seaside.
Akko was originally a fishing village and this was evident when we reached the port and marina with the remains of the nearby fortress.
Akko was not only a delight to the senses, it was a history lesson as well.
www.thetravelzine.com /fall99israel4.htm   (2438 words)

  
 Akko, Holy Land
One of the oldest and most important coastal cities in the Holy Land, Akko is steeped in 4000 years of history.
The governor of Akko, known as El-Jazzar, is credited with fortifying the city and preventing its takeover by Napoleon's army.
The Holy Land is the world center of Baha'i faith, since the founder of the religion, Baha'ullah, was sent to Akko by Ottoman authorities, died in Akko in 1892 and was buried there.
www.atlastours.net /holyland/akko.html   (319 words)

  
 Cleveland Jewish News: Old Akko...Israel's picturesque Crusader city.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Next to Jerusalem, Israel's most picturesque and colorful city, is Akko or Acre, which lies just across the bay from Haifa, its southern neighbor.
Akko actually consists of two cities - Old Akko, a small, walled city of 5,000 Arab inhabitants, and a new, post-1948 city of about 40,000 Jewish residents.
It is the old Arab city with its restoration now in the hands of the Old Akko Development Co., which is becoming a must-see stop on any visit to Israel.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:21929321&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (172 words)

  
 Akko Nishimura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Akko was a frequent face in classes until she moved from Atlanta to New York and then Oakland, CA where she was currently living.
Additionally, Akko was an accomplished writer and photographer, of which she contributed the article, "Francis Fong: Teaching Old Arts to a NEW Generation" to this Web site, which was originally published in Inside Kung Fu magazine.
Akko had a unique character, continuing to evolve as her own martial artist, while touching and helping those around her.
www.francisfongacademy.com /Pages/nishimura.html   (349 words)

  
 Love of the Land - Akko
Akko as a port appears in the Talmudic narrative of Nikanor's gate for the Beit Hamikdash, which was cast overboard in a storm and miraculously surfaced as the boat reached Akko (Mesechta Yoma 38a).
This city was also designated as Eretz Yisrael's northern border regarding the laws of an agent bringing a divorce document from husband to wife (Mesechta Gittin 2a), and Tosefot suggests that one part of the city was actually outside the border.
This Old Town of Akko, its walls a reminder of Napoleon's failed attempt to conquer the city as a stepping stone to establishing an Eastern Empire, is a popular tourist attraction.
ohr.edu /tw/weinbach/loveland/lland074.htm   (370 words)

  
 Acre (Akko)
The city of Acre or Akko is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, dating back to the time of the Pharaoh Thutmose III (1504-1450 BCE).
It is a city of intrigue, where you can walk through labyrinthine alleys and streets and explore the remnants of Crusader, Muslim and Ottoman conquerors.
Today, the population of Acre is approximately 40,000 and has one of the higher proportions of non-Jews of any of Israel's cities, with roughly 25 percent Christians, Muslims, Druze and Baha'is. The city is a magnet for tourists and the home of the country's steel industry.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vie/Acco.html   (752 words)

  
 Annette on Akko promenade.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Akko was seized in the 3rd century BC by Ptolemy II, King of Egypt.
During the pre-Christian era, Akko was an important seaport and trading center.
Akko belonged to the Eastern (later Byzantine) Empire.
www.our-trips.com /chris-annette/israel/crs00403.htm   (133 words)

  
 Ancient Acco (Tel Akko) [Acre] in Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The port city of Akko is located on a promontory at the northern end of Haifa Bay.
The earliest city was founded during the Bronze Age at Tel Akko just east of the present-day city.
The Romans improved and enlarged the natural harbor in the southern part of the city and constructed a breakwater thus making it one of the main ports on the eastern Mediterranean coast...
ancientneareast.tripod.com /Akko_Acco_Acre.html   (197 words)

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