Archaeologists and tourists alike are rediscovering Acre, the Crusader city in Israel. Now the ancient city is being viewed as a goldmine for medieval artifacts. Eliezer Stern, the Israeli archaeologist in charge of Acre, calls the city “one of the most exciting sites in the world of archaeology.” (photos)
Flattened by a Muslim army in 1291, and rebuilt by the Turks, the medieval town and fortress was preserved under the rebuilt town. “It’s like Pompeii of Roman times -- it’s a complete city,” said Stern.