This is the remains of one of the forts of Banu Qaynuqa who were one of three main Jewish tribes living in Madinah at the time when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) emigrated there. They were the first of the Jewish tribes to break the peace treaty with the Muslims and were expelled from Madinah in the middle of Shawwal, 2AH.

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References:  Wikipedia

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