All of this medieval history is here on Rhodes because in 1309 the Island was occupied by forces of the Knights Hospitaller and under the rule of the newly named ‘Knights of Rhodes’ the city was rebuilt into a model of the European medieval ideal. Many of the city’s famous monuments, including the Palace of the Grand Master, were built during this period. The citadel of Rhodes, built by the Hospitalliers, is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, which in 1988 was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1309? Reading about something regarding such a long time ago is exciting enough but walking through something that old. . . OMG. Takes my breath away just thinking about it. Feeling and touching are more powerful than just seeing / reading.
Is that the oldest history you’ve experienced?
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