Ajloun Castle seen from Anjara - North Jordan ....{by Bassam}

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Ajloun Castle : is an Ayyubid castle that stands atop Jabal Auf, near Ajloun, in northern Jordan.

History This huge fortress was built by Izz al-Din Usama, a commander and nephew of Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi (Saladin), in AD 1184-1185. The fortress is considered one of the very few built to protect the country against Crusader attacks from Karak in the south and Bisan in the west. From its situation, the fortress dominated a wide stretch of the northern Jordan Valley, controlled the three main passages that led to it (Wadi Kufranjah, Wadi Rajeb and Wadi al-Yabes), and protected the communication routes between south Jordan and Syria. It was built to contain the progress of the Latin Kingdom of Transjordan and as a retort to the castle of Belvoir a few miles south of the lake of Tiberias. Another major objective of the fortress was to protect the development and control of the iron mines of Ajlun. The original castle core had four corner towers. Arrow slits were incorporated in the thick walls and it was surrounded by a fosse averaging 16 meters (about 52 feet) in width and 12–15 meters (about 39–49 feet) in depth.

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Bassam Jayousi on November 1, 2012

Natalia, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+YS.

Best wishes, Bassam


Spaniel 33 on November 1, 2012

Nice picture, like!! Best regards from France, Spaniel.

Ilie Olar on November 1, 2012

Very nice place from your photo! Ysl! Greetings from Romania, Ilie

Giannis Korilis on November 1, 2012

fantastic photo! very nice download! * ...LΙΚΕ...*Greetings pappous

Bassam Jayousi on November 1, 2012

Spaniel, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 1, 2012

Ilie, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+YS.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 1, 2012

Pappous, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


eric-bretagne-29 on November 1, 2012

excellent view nice job!

L+F
best wishes eric

BOGDAN de Varsovie on November 1, 2012

Very nice picture. LIKE 6.

Friendly greetings.

Bogdan

Bassam Jayousi on November 1, 2012

Eric, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+YS.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 1, 2012

Bogdan, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Voar Alto on November 1, 2012

Very nice photo.LK: Greetings,Eduardo.

Adriana Bruno on November 1, 2012

LIKE, ottimo scatto panoramico! Adriana

Nenad Obradovic on November 1, 2012

Very nice photo Like and favorite

Slava S on November 1, 2012

Wonderful and interesting view.

Excellent capture, beautiful colours and light,

LIKE + FAV,

Greetings from Russia. Slava

Bassam Jayousi on November 1, 2012

Eduardo, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 1, 2012

Adriana, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 1, 2012

Nenad, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+YS.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 1, 2012

Slava, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+YS.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Mircea_RAICU on November 1, 2012

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 1, 2012
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    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2012/10/12 18:45:19
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 8.16mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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