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After 30 Years, Once-Crumbling Crusader Fortress Set to Open Again

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Located among beautiful rolling hills in central Israel, a huge Crusader fortress, which was mainly built before the 12th century, will open to the public after 30 years reports the Times of Israel.

The Parks Authority celebrated the end to decades of on-again, off-again conservation work at the Crusader fortress in the Migdal Tzedek Park, next to Rosh Haayin in central Israel, on Tuesday.

The imposing stone fortress sits alone on a hill and boasts panoramic views from Jaffa to the Samaria hills. The spot was a strategically important battleground for warriors from Alexander the Great to Salah-al-Din because of its prominent location along the Yarkon River, and archaeologists have found remnants of battlements there dating back over 2,000 years…

While excavating parts of the interior fortress, archaeologists found remnants from the First Temple Period three meters under the Crusader floor.

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