Crusader Fortress Discovered in Tiberias, Israel

Haaretz.com: Archaeologists working in the old city of Tiberias have discovered the remains of a 12th century Crusader fortress. The gate and part of the wall are among the discoveries by archaeologists digging in the old city of Tiberias in Israel as part of a tourism development project. A magnificently-ornamented crossbeam from the gate may date back to Roman times and was incorporated into the later building. Some of the basalt stones used in the wall may also date from Roman times. The fortress, which was originally surrounded by a moat, was instrumental in a battle which led to the Muslim victory in the Middle East.

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