Betar Fortress

Betar Fortress

Betar Fortress, also known as Khirbet al-Yahud, is an ancient fortress located next to the modern Palestinian village of Battir, southwest of Jerusalem. The fortress was the last standing Jewish fortress in the Bar Kokhba revolt of the 2nd century AD, destroyed by the Roman army of Emperor Hadrian in the year 135 AD.

Site Information

Country: Palestine

District: West Bank

Site History: 2nd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Jewish

Later Cultures: Jewish

Site Features: Jewish Monuments

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