Ajloun


Ajloun Castle, more formally known as Qalaat er-Rabad, is the major ancient site within the Ajloun forest region. 

It towers above the green hills and can be seen from many miles away, betraying its strategic purpose as a military watch post that protected the trade routes.

It was first built in 1184 by the nephew of Salaheddin (aka Saladin), Izzeddin Usama Munqith, to repel the Crusader threats to north Jordan.

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