My Photos: Jordan -- Karak Crusader Castle


The city of Karak was the ancient capital of Moab, and during Roman times was known as Characmoba. The castle was built by Crusaders in 1142AD.  In 1189AD Salah al-Din conquered it.



Bleak landscape here in southern Jordan


 


 
Quite a view from up here





Older stones used as building material


You can see the sections of older columns used in the walls:





Looking down...




 

 










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