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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Martin Beitz on November 3, 2012

Nice view. Like. Best wishes, Martin.

Dimitris Liapopoulos… on November 3, 2012

Amazing view and picture!

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Best wishes, Dimitris & Mary C

Bassam Jayousi on November 4, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 4, 2012

Dimitris & Mary C, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+YS.

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sonjabgd on November 4, 2012

Nice panorama.

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Bassam Jayousi on November 4, 2012

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

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Bassam Jayousi on November 4, 2012

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

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Guizel J.c on November 4, 2012

Very beautiful picture and view

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Ernandes C Santos on November 4, 2012

Imagem preciosa e fascinante, trabalho belíssimo e magnífico, Muito boa, Gosto das suas fotos, Obrigado por compartilhar, sinto-me honrado em comentar suas fotos, parabéns...L I K E...Desejo muita paz e saúde...Um abraço, do seu Amigo Ernandes...Saudações calorosas de São Paulo - Brasil

Bassam Jayousi on November 4, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 4, 2012

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

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Oleg Timofeev on November 4, 2012

Beautiful scenery and perfect shot!!! Like & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

Bassam Jayousi on November 4, 2012

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

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senmax on November 5, 2012

Very nice photo. Like.

Bassam Jayousi on November 5, 2012

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

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Ivan Logvinov on November 5, 2012

Great landscape photo!
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Warm greetings from Russia!
Ivan.

BernardJ47 on November 5, 2012

LIKE. Piękna panorama. Ładny widok. Pozdrawia Bernard

Bassam Jayousi on November 5, 2012

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

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Bassam Jayousi on November 5, 2012

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

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Jawed Hasan on November 5, 2012

beautiful panorama
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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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