The Sixth Day – Nimrod Castle [Golan]

Map - Nimrod

From Banias we went to Nimrod Castle, a 13th-century Mamaluk-era castle named after a Muslim deity (I remain unconvinced that it isn’t the same Nimrod from Genesis). The castle was 1000m above sea level.

01 - Arabic Carving

We walked through the gate and around the middle, although some hiked all the way up to the keep. It looks very European in style and I imagine the Mamaluks who built it were influenced by all the Crusader castles which had been built in the area about a century earlier.

02 - Archway

Then we walked down through the emergency exit, which involved lots of steep, wet stairs.

03 - Escape Hatch.jpg

04 - Stairs

The door was meant to be hidden so invaders or besiegers couldn’t see people running for help.

05 - Door

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3 thoughts on “The Sixth Day – Nimrod Castle [Golan]

  1. Ruth Hay says:

    And then did you have to walk back up all those stairs?

  2. jedika98 says:

    Oooo, the stairs do look steep. I wouldn’t want to have to go down them in an emergency. Think of all the injuries that would occur.

  3. Rachel says:

    No, there were other stairs on the outside we went up – we took these ones to go back down!

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