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Tsipori, Northern District, Israel
 

The Citadel

 
 
The Citadel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
1. The Citadel Marker
Inscription. The Citadel (perhaps a watch tower) was built during the crusader period on foundations from an earlier period. Some of the cornerstones are rubble-filled Roman sarcophagi.

In the 18th Century the building was renovated by Dahr El-Omar, the Bedouin ruler of the Galilee.

At the end of the Ottoman Period it was rebuilt for use as a schoolhouse and was renovated again during the British Mandate.
 
Location. 32° 45.188′ N, 35° 16.75′ E. Marker is in Tsipori, Northern District. Marker can be reached from National Route 7926 just north of National Route 79, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the Zippori National Park, which encompasses the ruins of the ancient Roman- and talmudic-era city of Zippori, and is located in the rolling hills of Lower Galilee, west of Nazareth. The historical marker is located on the high ground of the town, at the front of the large, cut stone building called The Citadel.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Theater (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Church of St. Joseph (approx. 5.9 kilometers away in North District); The Ancient Village of Nazareth
The Citadel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
2. The Citadel Marker
View of a tour group approaching "The Citadel" with a view of the historical marker, situated just to the left of the front entrance into the building.
(approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Basilica of the Annunciation (approx. 5.9 kilometers away in North District); Mount of Precipice (approx. 8.2 kilometers away); Tel Megiddo National Park (approx. 20.5 kilometers away in Haifa District); From Megiddo to Armageddon (approx. 20.5 kilometers away in Haifa District); The City-Gate (approx. 20.6 kilometers away in Haifa District).
 
Also see . . .
1. Zippori known also as Sepphoris. This is a link to information provided by the Jewish Magazine website. (Submitted on May 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Ancient Tzipori. This is a link to information provided in an article by The Jerusalem Post. (Submitted on May 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Tzippori. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on May 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Zippori National Park. This is a link to information provided by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. (Submitted on May 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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The Citadel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
3. The Citadel Marker
A view of the south and east sides of The Citadel building, located in the ruins of the upper city of Zippori.
The Citadel image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
4. The Citadel
View of The Citadel.
The Citadel image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, March 6, 2013
5. The Citadel
View of The Citadel situated on the high ground above the theater.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 19, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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