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Shobak photos 1998


Jordan facts & history in brief

Shobak or the Crusader fortress of Montreal.
Built on the top of the mountain, not unlike a crown.
Visible for kilometres in the surrounding stony desert.
Built in the early 11th century by Baldwin I, on the main thoroughfare of the time, between Kerak Castle and Petra, was one of the first of the Crusader Castles dotting the Middle East.
Withstood many storming by Saladin until he captured it in 1189.
The well built inside by the Crusaders is one of the deepest well ever dug.
375 steps lead down to the well from the Castle.

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