INTERACTIVE 3D CONTENT

Check out these models to get a close-up view of what knights may have worn, and the weapons and tools they may have used during the Crusades. Also check out the geographic landmarks that played significant roles in the Crusades.

With these interactive models, you can move them up or down, rotate around, or zoom in to get a better look.

A Knight of the d’Aluye Family

Knight Hospitaller

Templar War Banner

Templar Kite Shield

Herald. Saint Helena Chapel

Tel Shikmona – תל שקמונה

Qaqun – תל קאקון

Stone from the Chapel of Saint Helena

Montfort Castel – מבצר המוֹנפוֹר

Trebuchet

Medieval Catapult

Medieval Royal Crusader Knight Armor Shield

Knight Templar

Crusader Great Helm

Crusader Helmet

Templar Outfit

Church of Lav Vera Cruz (Church of the True Cross)

Church of La Vera Cruz in Segovia, Spain (Church of the True Cross)

Historic 13th-century Catholic church with a unique 12-sided exterior built by the Knights Templar.

Saladin’s Castle

Saladin's Castle

Saladin castle is located in Western Syria, 30 km east of the city of Latakia. Formerly known as Castle of Saône, it has been given the title “Saladin’s castle” (Qal’at Salah El-Din) by the Syrian Interior Minister in 1957 in reference to its most famous owner: Saladin, the first sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. The citadel was designated as world heritage site by UNESCO in 2006.

(Click on the map to read pop-up facts about Saladin, while you zoom in and roam around the castle model.)

Nimrod Fortress

The fortress was built around 1229 by Al-Aziz 'Uthman, the younger son of Saladin, to preempt an attack on Damascus by the armies of the Sixth Crusade. It was named Qal'at al-Subeiba, "Castle of the Large Cliff" in Arabic.
At the end of the 13th century, following the Muslim conquest of the port city of Acre (Akko) and the end of Crusader rule in the Holy Land, the fortress lost its strategic value and fell into disrepair.
The Druze,  who came to the region during the 1860 conflict between themselves and the Maronites, began calling it Qal'at Namrud (Nimrod's Castle).

(Click on the map to read pop-up facts about engravings found at the fort, while you zoom in and roam around the model.)

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