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Monfort A Crusader castle in Western Galilee, Israel

 

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Monfort A Crusader castle in Western Galilee, Israel The ruins of the once splendid Montfort Crusader castle, are located on a precipitous rock crest, overlooking the Keziv river. The castle was constructed by Templar Crusader knights in the early 12th century. Short after completion the building was destroyed by Salah al Din after the defeat of the Crusaders at the Horns of Hittim on 3-4 July 1187.

Five years later, the castle was re-conquered by the Crusaders, who restored it. In 1220, Montfort was sold to the Crusader Knights of the German Teutonic Order and gave it the name "Starkenberg" which means strong mountain
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Monfort A Crusader castle in Western Galilee, Israel
Monfort A Crusader castle in Western Galilee, Israel The ruins of the once splendid Montfort Crusader castle, are located on a precipitous rock crest, overlooking the Keziv river. The castle was constructed by Templar Crusader knights in the early 12th century. Short after completion the building was destroyed by Salah al Din after the defeat of the Crusaders at the Horns of Hittim on 3-4 July 1187.

Five years later, the castle was re-conquered by the Crusaders, who restored it....
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