Hunin Fortress (Qal’at Hunin)

Hunin Fortress (Qal’at Hunin)

Remains of a Crusader castle, Castellum Novum (New Castle), in the Galilee 1.8 miles west of  Qiryat Shmona, within the abandoned village of Hunin.

It  was built in 1106 by Hugh of St. Omer on an ancient archaeological mound believed to be the site of Biblical Janoah.  An earthquake in 1837 in the Galilee destroyed the remains of the castle. It was surrounded by a rock-cut moat. An Arab geographer described Hunin as a ……

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