Yehi'am Fortress National Park
Yehi'am Fortress is located on the grounds of Kibbutz Yehi'am, which was founded in 1946 by pioneers who first lived in the fortress ruins.
The construction-date the Yehi'am Fortress is unknown, but it was apparently originally part of the Ma'iliyah estate, and was later sold to the Crusader Teutonic knights, who also purchased nearby Montfort Fortress.
The Mamluk Sultan Baibers conquered and destroyed the fortress in 1265.
Most of the remains date from the time of the Bedouin Sheikh Daher al-Omar, who ruled the Galilee in the 1760s. He built new walls and towers, and surrounded the fortress with a moat.
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