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Summary

Ruins of the Crusader castle.

Class:

  • Castle
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

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Canaanite city. First settled during Neolithic Yarmukian culture.

Castellum Regis

Kings castle, Burg Mhalia, Château du Roi

Montfort Castle, Crusaders strongold

Ruins of a fortress built by Crusaders during the times of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in the first half of the XII century. Montfort means "mountain stronghold".

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

 The hilltop castle in the Upper Western Galilee started as a fortified farmhouse, then rebuilt by the Teutonic Knights in 1208. It was destroyed after 60 years by the Mamelukes. The ruined fortress was rebuilt by Daher el-Omar in the 1760s. In 1946 the Kibbutz of Yehi'am was established here.