FOR GUESTS and ONLOOKERS
Important points to note.
The project is non-profit. All participants are volunteers who have contributed to the event .
The project takes place as a private initiative of a Israeli historical reenactment group Regnum Hierosolymitanum and reenactors from other countries. The participation is in coordination with the management of the club, which includes the dress code and appropriate equipment.
The battle reconstruction project as it said takes place in Horns of Hattin and is open to the public. At the same time, we are demand to preserve the authenticity of the event and its contents and therefore it is NOT a commercial festival. Direct participation in the project will be permitted only to those who register, and will require a dress-code and equipment according to a predefined standard. However,we - reenactors of the battle sense commitment to the community and the audience and we want to share with the public the existence and content of the event. This enables us to make the history accessible to the public, in combination with important social messages such as an authentic and unmediated connection to the historical and cultural landscape of the Land of Israel, promoting ecotourism, sustain of historical sites and landscape in the Galilee, We will be very pleased to explain, detail and tell the story of the battle and personal story of the historical participants from 800 years ago and also the story of the reenactor fighters in our days.
Every year there has been an increase in public interest in the event, including rise of support and involvement of official institutions and local authorities. This year the Lower Galilee Regional Council decided to provide higher support for the event, and it is assisting us greatly. We also receive partial assistance from the Jezreel Valley Regional Council as well as from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, and of course from other donors listed in the list of donors. We would like to thank all donors and contributors to the event.
The initiators of the event feel an obligation to the community and want to show and tell the public about the drama that took place, while also relaying the social messages and lessons from the incident.
During the historical reconstruction, it will be possible to interview the participants by prior arrangement and only at meeting points with the media and the audience, (those marked with route).
To maintain the level of authenticity in the project, you must respect the personal space of project participants and not to penetrate the event without authorization.
Filming is allowed anywhere, but only outside the compound. Care should be taken not to penetrate the camp or the journey without authorization.
We accentuate the positive involvement of the local authorities and participation in community life.
The project is a dynamic historical reenactment. You can follow the route of the march by map and locate the participants at various points during the three-day journey, at the stations and in the lodging camps.
The event is not insured and your safety is in your hands.
Be sure to bring your headgear,
water and listen to the instructions of the organizers!
Key times and points for photographers and reporters: Journey and the Battle of Hattin
The Wednesday. 3.07. Counsil at Sephorie
16:30 to 18:30 - establishing a military camp near a Springs of Tzippori (Aynot Tzipori) .
This is the place and the right time to speak with the media and the photographers on the side.
We invite the honorable audience to plunge into the Living Medieval History. You will be able to hear the history of the battle, try on armor and learn how to use a knight’s sword or Turkish bow.
After 18.30, the camp will be closed to visitors.
The Thursday. 4.07. The Begining of the Journey
10:30-11:00 - Station 2 – At Kfar Kedem village locaterd at Hoshaya, where appropriate to meet with media and audience.
Friday 05.07.Marching to Horns of Hattin.
Starting Point – The second camp: Lavi Forest Grove northeast of Golani Junction.
The camp will be closed to visitors
From 13:30, you can watch the Crusaders battalion walking to the Western slope of the Horns of Hattin.
14: 00-15:00 - Horns of Hattin – The Last Battle, a suitable spot for photographs and an audience with the media. We invite the honorable audience to plunge into the Living Medieval History.