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Shoubak Castle

This crusader castle was known as “Mont Real.” It is located about an hour north of Petra. The castle’s exterior is impressive, with a large gate and encircling triple wall. Despite the precautions of its builder, the fortress fell to Saladin only 75 years after it was built. Below: Exploring the top of the castle ruins.

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Above: Arabic Inscriptions were added to the castle walls after Saladin captured it.


Crusader Castles on

Introduction to the Crusades  Habis Castle, Jordan
Azrak Castle, Jordan   High Place Castle
Wadi Mousa Castle, Jordan   Ajloun Castle, Jordan
Shoubak Castle, Jordan  Kerak Castle, Jordan
Smaller Fortifations: Grayn, Jerash, Um Jemal etc   
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