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Atlas Obscura Monfort Fortress

Israel is blessed with several well preserved Crusader fortress. What makes the Monfort special is the stunning setting and that it can be reached via a relatively short hike. It’s also one of the lesser-known Crusader fortresses. 

The British pastor, Henry Baker, visited the place in 1863 and wrote:

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