Ajloun

A short journey west from Jerash, through pine forest and olive groves, brings you to the castle of Ajloun, also known as the Radab castle, which was built in 1184 by a nephew of Saladin, Izz Aldin Osama, who defeated the Crusaders in 1187. A fine example of Islamic architecture, the fortress dominated a wide stretch of the north Jordan Valley and passages to it. From its hill – top position, the castle protected the communications routes between south Jordan and Syria.

Ajloun

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