The Crusader Fortress of Tiberias

August 7, 2017 – 15 Av 5777 moss 0

Excavations have revealed impressive remains of a 12th century Crusader fortress. The fortress is particularly notable as it’s siege marks a defining moment in the […]

Horns of Hittin

April 3, 2016 – 24 Adar II 5776 moss 0

Horns of Hittin (Karne Hittine) is an extinct volcano with twin peaks overlooking the plains of Hattin in the Lower Galilee, Israel.
Karnei Hittin is the site of the Battle of Hattin, Saladin’s victory over the Crusaders in 1187.

The Crusaders in Tiberias

March 27, 2016 – 17 Adar II 5776 moss 0

The Franks occupied Tiberias during the first crusade after the capture of Jerusalem. Later city was given in fief to Tancred, who made it the […]