Tiberias, Northern District, Israel
The Crusader-Ottoman Building / Millstones
This was built in the 12th century CE and remained in use until the Ottoman period. The hall has typical pointed vaults and embrasures in the walls, with remains of another two perpendicular halls. These halls were part of the Tiberias fort that was the capital of the Crusader 'Galilee Principality', and was integrated into Daher el-Omar's fortifications in the 18th century CE.
[Text at the bottom of the marker]: Millstones
These millstones are known in the Talmud as "donkey's mill". They comprised of a lower cone-shaped stone and an upper double cone-shaped stone. Wooden poles were inserted into the holes in the two square projections to which a donkey was harnessed and turned the mill. On the mill before you a lion - Sultan Baybars' symbol - was carved during the 13th century CE.
Erected by Israel Antiquities Authority, Isrwel Government Tourist Corporation, Israel Ministary of Tourism, and The municipality of Tiberias, Tourism Department.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Tiberias Archeological Park marker series.
Location. 32° 47.123′ N, 35° 32.512′ Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the south side of the downtown Tiberias business district, affixed to the front wall of an ancient building, that is inside a small archaeological park situated directly in front (to the west) of the Leonardo Plaza Hotel.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Magic on the sea of galilee..." (a few steps from this marker); Doors of Burial Caves / Burial Customs - Sarcophagi (within shouting distance of this marker); The Synagogue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Architecture of Tiberias (within shouting distance of this marker); Domestic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Yardenit (approx. 8.7 kilometers away in Galilee); Church of Heptapegon (approx. 9.8 kilometers away in Galilee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiberias.
Also see . . . Tiberias. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on May 16, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Anthropology • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
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