Shasenem Fortress

Shasenem Fortress

The fortress, which stands among low-lying ground, makes a fine sight from the upland to the north traversed by the track. Shasenem was probably occupied from around the 4th century BC. Known as Suburna in medieval times, it was sacked by the Mongols and again by the Timurids, and eventually abandoned to the encroaching desert. A few hundred meters to the south of the fortress stand four outbuildings, believed to have formed part of an extensive park complex of the 12th and 13th centuries.

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