Photographer's Note

The Fort location is in the western-Galile mountains and was first established in the Roman period, but the main importance was the second Crusader period, around the 13th century, when the Teutonic Knights moved the German-headquarters into this safe place.

In 1266 a Mongol warlord Beibars besieged the fortress, and in 1271 the defenders decided to leave . Beibars destroyed the place and took the weapon as trophies.

The monastery is also known as the Arab name "Qal'at Coorain" - "Little-horn- Fortress" , and is one in a number of Crusade's era castles and fortress in the Galilie.

Vadie-Kziv is a creek flowing in the feet of the mountain in picture.

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Additional Photos by Ike Harel (ikeharel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12329 W: 617 N: 23215] (98856)
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