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Summary

Judean foretress also spelled Beitar or Bethar.

Class:

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

Identifiers:

Nearby

BETHLEHEM

BETHLEHEM

Siege of Jerusalem in 1099

From June 7 to July 15, 1099 during the First Crusade. Decisive Crusaders victory.

Belmont

Crusaders castle - Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. 12th century.

Jerusalem, Israel Museum

Large historical museum.

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The Betar fortress was the last standing Jewish fortress in the Bar Kochba revolt 132-135 AD.

See:

  1. David Ussishkin, Archaeological Soundings at Betar, Bar-Kochba's Last Stronghold, Tel Aviv 20, 1993, pp. 66-97.
  2. Charles Clermont-Ganneau, Archaeological Researches in Palestine during the Years 1873-74, London 1899, pp. 263-270.