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18 February 2001
Medieval Era Archaeological Sites
Crusader Era Sites in Greater Syria
Qalaat Areimeh / Arima
ca. 1110 Original construction of castle
1149 Bertrand of Toulouse seizes the castle from Raymond III, Count of Tripoli
1167 Castle captured by Nur al-Din
1170 Under Crusader control when damaged by earthquake
1171 Nur al-Din destroys the fortifications
1172 Restored to Crusader control under the Hospitallers
1177 Templars given responsibility for castle
1188 Castle captured by Saladin but returns to Crusader control
1291 Castle abandoned by Crusaders
GPS information for Aremiah
1. Eastern Tower
North 34o 44.697' and East 036o 02.631'
Approximate elevation of 693 ft.
2. Tower 120 ft. southwest of Eastern Tower
North 34o 44.686' and East 035o 02.615'
Approximate elevation of 612 ft.
3. Southern High Tower
North 34o 44.662' and East 036o 02.594'
Approximate elevation of 588 ft.
4. Keep near center of castle
North 34o 44.672' and East 036o 02.536'
Approximate elevation of 595 ft.
5. Tower 78 ft. southwest of Keep
North 34o44.668' and East 036o 02.523'
Approximate elevation of 604 ft.
6. Southwest Tower
North 34o 44.650' and East 036o 02.504'
Approximate elevation of 605 ft.
7. Modern restaurant on west edge of site
North 34o 44.669' and East 035o 02.476'
Approximate elevation of 591 ft.
8. Tower along north wall of castle
North 34o 44.688' and East 036o 02.584'
Approximate elevation of 569 ft.