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Ajloun Castle (ʻAjlūn, Jordan)


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    • ʻAjlūn Castle (ʻAjlūn, Jordan)
    • Ḥiṣn ʻAjlūn (ʻAjlūn, Jordan)
    • Qalaat al-Rabad (ʻAjlūn, Jordan)
    • Qalaat er Rabadh (ʻAjlūn, Jordan)
    • Qalʻat ʻAjloun (ʻAjlūn, Jordan)
    • Qalʻat ʻAjlūn (ʻAjlūn, Jordan)
    • Qalʻat al-Rabaḍ (ʻAjlūn, Jordan)
    • Qalʻat ar-Rabad (ʻAjlūn, Jordan)
    • Qalʻat Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn (ʻAjlūn, Jordan)
    • Rabaḍ Castle (ʻAjlūn, Jordan)
    • Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn Castle (ʻAjlūn, Jordan)
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    • found: Work cat.: Ḥusayn, M. Ḥiṣn ʻAjlūn maʻa Qalʻat al-Jabal bi-al-Qāhirah, 1988(title translates as: The Castle of ʻAjlūn and the Citadel of the Mountain in Cairo)
    • found: Wīkībīdiyā [Arabic Wikipedia), July 2, 2019(Qalʻat ʻAjlūn; Qalʻat al-Rabaḍ; Qalʻat Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn; citadel in ʻAjlūn, Jordan, on the peak of the Mountain of Banī ʻAwf; built by one of Saladin's generals in 1184 to protect the trade routes to Damascus and northern Syria from the Crusaders and to secure the pilgrimage route to the Hejaz)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 2, 2019:Ajloun Castle (Ajloun Castle (Arabic: Qalʻat ʻAjloun), also known as Qalʻat al-Rabaḍ; Qalʻat ar-Rabad [in roman]; Ajlun Castle; a 12th-century Muslim castle situated in northwestern Jordan; Ajloun, Jordan; one of the very few Muslim fortresses built by the Ayyubids to protect their realm against Crusader incursions, which could come from Beisan or Belvoir in the west and from Karak in the south)
    • found: Spectrum guide to Jordan, 1994:p. 215 (stronghold of Qalaat-al-Rabad on the apex of the hill above Ajlun)
    • found: Jordanie, 1979:p. 114 (Qalaat er Rabadh; medieval fortress)
    • found: Mathé, J. Syrie-Jordanie, ©2001, via Google books, viewed July 2, 2019:p. 168 (Ajlun; pleasant village dominated by the Qalaat er Rabadh, dating from the time of Saladin)
    • found: Jordan Tourism Board website, July 2, 2019(Ajloun Castle; Ajlun Castle, more formally known as Qal'at Ar-Rabad, towers above the green hills of Ajloun; first built in 1184 by one of Saladin's generals, Izzeddin Usama Mungidh, to repel the Crusader threats to north Jordan; was expanded into its current configuration in 1214; the towering Ayyubid castle at Ajlun, which helped to defeat the Crusaders eight centuries ago)
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    • 2019-07-02: new
    • 2019-10-04: revised
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