Shaizar

Shaizar

Shaizar Fortress or Shaizer Castle, Qalaat Shaizar, is an ancient fortress located in Shaizer, Hama. It was first built in the 3rd century BC. It collapsed in the enormous earthquakes of 1157 and 1170 and then rebuilt by the Mameluk sultan Baibars in 1260 AD.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Hama Governorate

Site History: 3rd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Hellenistic

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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