Horns of Hattin (Arabic:Kûrun Hattîn) (Hebrew: קרני חיטין)
(Karnei Hittin) is an extinct volanco with twin peaks
overlooking the plains of Hattin in the Lower Galilee,
Karnei Hittin is believed to be the site of the Battle of
Hattin, Saladin's victory over the Crusaders in 1187. The
Battle of Hattin was fought in summer when the grass was
tinder-dry. Saladin's troops set fire to the grass, cutting
off the Crusaders' access to water in the Sea of Galilee.
Saladin built a "victory dome," Qubbat al-Nasr, on the hill.
Thietmar, a German pilgrim who visited the site in 1217,
wrote that the "temple Saladin had erected to his gods after
the victory is now desolate." In the early 17th century,
ruins were found on the summit that appeared to be those of
a church. Prior to 1948, an Arab village, Hittin, lay at the
foot of the hill. Excavations were carried out on the
hill in 1976 and 1981.
Some scholars have identified the hill with the Mount of
Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount.
 Writing in 1864, Fergus Ferguson describes it as the
"supposed" site, because although "its position corresponds
with the particulars of the narrative", no one can declare
with any certainty that He gave a sermon at that exact