Yehi'am Fortress National Park
|Yehi'am Fortress National Park|
Part of the fortress
|Location||North District, Israel|
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 going back to the time of 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.
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.
- "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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