Qalat esh-Shmemis overview
Modern name(s) Qalat esh-Shmemis
Region Levant
Section Northern Levant
Latitude 35.03690141 N suggest info
Longitude 37.01357569 E
Status Accurate location
Info The castle Qalat Shmamis was first built, on top of an extinct volcano, in the 1st century BCE by Sampsiceramus I, the first Priest King of the Royal family of Emesa. Most of the original structure was subsequently destroyed by an earthquake. It was later destroyed by the Persian king Khosrau II in 613 CE. It was rebuilt in 1229 CE by Assad ud-Din Shirkoh, an Ayyubid governor of Homs. However, the Mongols destroyed it in 1260 CE and then by the Tatars in 1401 CE. It was rebuilt after the expulsion of the Mongols and Tatars from Syria.
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35.036901, 37.013576 === 35.036901 N, 37.013576 E === 35° 2' 12.8" N, 37° ' 48.9" E
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Database ID 4520, created 2 May 2012, 21:58, Last changed 2 May 2012, 21:58