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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: Latrun, Caesarea Maritima, Krak des Chevaliers, Tzippori, Majdal Yaba, Ibelin, Tartus, Kafr Lam, Tomb of Samuel, Safita, Kyrenia Castle, Toron, Beaufort Castle, Lebanon, Citadel of Salah Ed-Din, Arsuf, Kerak, Chateau Pelerin, Margat, Belvoir Fortress, Mseilha Fort, Montreal, Roche-Guillaume, Ein Hemed, Chastel Rouge, Bagras, HaBonim, Israel, Y lankale, List of Crusader castles, Lampron, Kolossi Castle, Trapessac, Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles, Kantara Castle, Migdal Afek, Byblos Castle, Servantikar, Vaux Moise, Amouda, Kaysun, Casal Humberti, Cafarlet, Le Destroit. Excerpt: Tzippori (Hebrew: ), also known as Sepphoris, Dioceserea and Saffuriya (Arabic:, also transliterated Safurriya and Suffurriye) is located in the central Galilee region, 6 kilometers (4 mi) north-northwest of Nazareth, in modern-day Israel. The site holds a rich and diverse historical and architectural legacy that includes Assyrian, Hellenistic, Judean, Babylonian, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Crusader, Arabic and Ottoman influences. Interest on the part of Biblical archaeologists is related to the belief in Christian tradition that the parents of the Virgin Mary, Anna and Joachim, were natives of Tzippori, at the time a Hellenized town. Notable structures at the site include a Roman theater, two early Christian Churches, a Crusader fortress that was renovated by Daher El-Omar in the 18th century, and upwards of forty different mosaics. Tzippori once served as a center of Jewish religious and spiritual life in the Galilee; remains of a 6th century synagogue have been uncovered in the lower section of the site. In the 7th century, it came under the rule of the Arab caliphates like much of the rest of Palestine. Successive Arab and Islamic imperial authorities ruled the area until the end of the first World War I, with a brief...