Nimrod Fortress

Nimrod Fortress

Nimrod Fortress, also known as Qal'at al-Subeiba, Qal'at Namrud is a medieval Muslim castle situated on the southern slopes of Mount Hermon. It overlooks the Golan Heights and it was built around 1229 by Al-Aziz Uthman, nephew of Saladin and younger son of Al-Adil I, to preempt an attack on Damascus by the armies of the Sixth Crusade.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Quneitra Governorate (Golan)

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 13th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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