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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

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


  1. ^ "". Attractions in Israel. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Help from above

External links

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