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In the words of one of the individuals who played a key role in halting the Banchoya and David Plan and in involving UNESCO: … what exacerbated matters more was that [the Banchoya and David Plan] opened some streets. There was a group of three to four individuals who tried their best to stop the organizational plan and they succeeded in stopping it. There were interferences on behalf of UNESCO and others. We included UNESCO and the [Syrian] central government and there were fights because the Municipality did not want to change its policies, but then later the Municipality switched positions and adopted conservation (interview on 30 May 2005).
As such, each quarter had its own consular court council, church, grain mill and bathhouse among other civic amenities. A committee assisted the consul/viscount in running each quarter’s housing, services, trade and industry affairs. Several khānāt (plural for khān) were constructed during this period, and several specialized aswāq (plural for sūq) were established that concentrated on a particular trade or industry so as to facilitate their administration (Salāmah, 1998). Peace did not last long, however, and war erupted again between the Crusaders, who persisted in their attempts to recapture Jerusalem, and the Mamlūks – the new Muslim rulers in the region – until the Crusaders lost the pivotal siege of Acre in AD 1291.
The commercial structures revealed Acre’s rising economic status and included five major khānāt as well as the three major aswāq that spread along the eastern part of the city adjacent to the harbour (Philipp, 2001: 26). The civic structures and public utilities included ḥammāmāt (plural for ḥammām) and an aqueduct that delivered fresh water into the city from nearby water springs (Philipp, 2001; also see Rustum, 1926). And finally, the military-political structures of Acre concentrated in the northern parts of the city and included the Crusader Citadel, which the Ottoman rulers rehabilitated to serve as their palace and headquarters.
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