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Yehi'am Fortress National Park

Yehi'am Fortress National Park
Part of the fortress
Location North District, Israel
Nearest city Yehiam
Coordinates
http://www.parks.org.il/parks/ParksAndReserves/yehim/Pages/default.aspx

Yehi'am Fortress National Park is an Israeli national park in the western Upper Galilee on the grounds of Kibbutz Yehi'am. The park features the ruins of a hilltop fortress, built in Ottoman times and dating from the Crusades. The fortress was substantially restructured in the 18th century by the Bedouin leader Dhaher al-Omar, and Bedouin tribes lived in Khirbat Jiddin. the fortress at The buildings include a mosque, watch tower and assembly hall.[1]

Archaeological finds in the park include the remains of a Roman fort, a Byzantine monastery, burial caves, stones inscribed with crosses and fragments of mosaic.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "http://www.attractions-in-israel.com/galilee/galilee-national-parks/yehiam-fortress-national-park-%E2%80%93-yehiam-crusader-fortress-protects-settlers-in-1948/". Attractions in Israel. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
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