Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Beautiful South (Part 2)

Since I mentioned Beaufort Castle in my last post of the series, I thought it would be a nice idea to show you the Castle. This pic is taken from the east of the Castle from the Town of Arnoun.
Note that Beaufort Castle is also known as the Castle of Arnoun too, and that it is situated on the highest point in the south of Lebanon which makes it a strategic point of capture in any military event. Also, it has 7 stories undergground into the hill on which it is situatated. On another note: some historians say that the Crusader Reynaud De Sagette escaped the siege of the castle by Saladin back in the day via a network of underground tunnels that took him to the city port of Tyre, from where he was bound for Europe.

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