castle of Ptolemy (fortification)

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A castle between Jerusalem and Jericho reportedly built by Ptolemy, the son of Abubus

Names

  • Latin: castellum Ptolomei 1
  • Latin: turris rubea 2
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Event DescriptionDate
Events mentioned by Riccoldo da Montecroce 1-2 c. 1289c.129014th C1864

Sources

  • 1castellum Ptolomei: Riccoldo da Montecroce, Liber Peregrinationis, in J. C. M. Laurent, ed., Peregrinatores Medii Aevi Quatuor (Leipzig: C. P. Melzeri, 1864), IV 29. [Latin].
  • 2turris rubea: Riccoldo da Montecroce, Liber Peregrinationis, in J. C. M. Laurent, ed., Peregrinatores Medii Aevi Quatuor (Leipzig: C. P. Melzeri, 1864), IV 30. [Latin].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson and Margaret Gaida, “castle of Ptolemy” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/place/17799.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; place categorization; abstract; and matching from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor
  • Margaret Gaida: categorization from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor
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