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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Comments (101)

varkos on November 2, 2012

Very good! Like!

JoeFalco on November 2, 2012

Excelente captura de um belo lugar! gosto ☺38☺ Ótima fotografia!


Desejo-lhe tudo de melhor. jfalco

Dumbrava Laur on November 3, 2012

Superb landscape, very fine perspective!

Laur

Slаvа2 on November 3, 2012

Great composition and capture!!! L+F Greetings, Slava.

No Views!! J.Kulik on November 3, 2012

Piękne....bardzo ładny widok i kompozycja!!!!!*LIKE 41.Pozdrawiam serdecznie,Janusz

Carmen T. on November 3, 2012

Beautiful wiew of the castle from the town. like

Best wishes from Spain, to Dubai, Carmen

Bassam Jayousi on November 3, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 3, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 3, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 3, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 3, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 3, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Arkadiy_ on November 3, 2012

Very beautiful shot Like & YS

Greetings, Arkadiy

minka1991 on November 3, 2012

Schönes Landschaftsfoto...Like 44...Gruß Heinz

Bassam Jayousi on November 3, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 3, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Ed. Me. Mo. on November 3, 2012

Very nice shot, LIKE, best greetings, E & C. Me<>Lon.

henu eins on November 3, 2012

^^^^P E R F E C T^^^^....YSL...cu...henu1

Bassam Jayousi on November 3, 2012

E & C. Me<>Lon., thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 3, 2012

henu1, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+YS.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


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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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