Nimrod's Fortress

The second stop on our study tour was Nimrod's Fortress. It was built during the sixth crusade and was used as a place for security during an attack on Damascus and was added to throughout the 1200's. After the crusade, it was used by many other groups for things such as a prison for exiled nobles. 

We had a great time as Dennis explained the history of the fortress to us, and even more fun going down the "secret stairways" that wound throughout the different towers. We also had some great views of the valley below from the tall towers the fortress supplied!

There may not be a post tomorrow-I will be traveling home from Tel-Aviv and may not have internet access. There will be more posts to come once I land in Chicago!