22.07.2011 20.Tammus, 5771
Neues in Israel entdecken:
Off the Beaten Track: The view from Belvoir
A new column: Travel expert Joe Yudin introduces "the road less travelled" as well as some new discoveries at more well-known sites.
As a boy, I was fascinated with the tales of the Knights of the Round Tableand the legends of King Arthur. Some of my favorite movies were Excalibur,Robin Hood and even Monty Python’s Holy Grail. I would also love to attend the festivals of “Medieval Times” in upstate New York. When I got to Israel I was excited to check out the crusader capital city of Acre and explore its ruins, secret passageways and revel in the glory of the knights in armor, imagining their feasts and jousting matches.
But before exploring these majestic fortresses and castles such as Judin, Monfort or Arsuf built in the 12th and 13th centuries, we must put these people back into their proper context of history. The idea of the chivalrous white knight on horseback, just, honorable, and fighting for duty & country is but a myth….