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  • Monfort, crusader castle, Israel
    Monfort, crusader castle, Israel
    by Martin_S.
  • Martin at Monfort, Israel
    Martin at Monfort, Israel
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  • Monfort, crusader castle, Israel
    Monfort, crusader castle, Israel
    by Martin_S.

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    Montfort

    by Bregman Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The fortress is located in a natural forest in the upper Galilee mountains. The climb is not that easy as it was built on top of a rather steep hill.

    The fortress was probably built in Roman times, but it wasn't really important until much later,. The second crusader period, in the 13th century. At 1271, after a siege by the Mamluk sultan, Bibberas, the crusaders left the fortress without a fight and went back to Acre.

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    Katlav, northern Israel

    by Martin_S. Updated Oct 29, 2003

    This is the Katlav tree. The bark is an almost the burnt red color of blood with a lighter color under it. The tree is very "striking". Keep an eye out for it and see if you can find one. There is a story of HOW the tree got its color. The storyteller explains that there was a brave soldier, killed in battle and fell over a white barked tree when he was killed unfairly in battle by an attack from behind. That is one explanation.
    The second explantation is that the blood color is caused by all the tour guides whose blood was spilled by the people on their tour in punishment for telling that story.

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    Monfort, outside watch tower, Israel

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 29, 2003

    Favorite thing: This was apparently the watch tower, closest to the western approaches to the site. It is totally seperated today from the main buildings and there is no apparent connection to the main building, it stood alone.

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    Monfort roof support, Israel

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 29, 2003

    Favorite thing: This was in the western most room or possibly the commanders quarters. There are several decorated supports for the roof that are much larger and ornate than the ones found in the rest of the fortress. What you see here is about 2.5 meters tall.

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    Monfort, corner roof support, Israel

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 29, 2003

    Favorite thing: In the corner you can see the remains of the support for the roof. It looks like this fortress was provided with a stone roof as opposed to a wood beam roof.

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