Mamluk Expansion of Montreal Crusader Castle in Shoubak, Jordan - Encircle Photos

19 Mamluk Expansion of Montreal Crusader Castle in Shoubak, Jordan

Despite its ruined condition, a visitor to the Shoubak Castle is immediately impressed with its formidable size. This oval shaped citadel measures 574 by 262 feet. But evidence suggests the original Crusader Castle was considerable smaller. Much of what can be seen today was added from 1260 through 1300 by the Mamelukes during the Bahrī period (1250 – 1382). The Mamluk Sultante monarchy reigned over most of the Middle East including Egypt, Jerusalem, Jordan and Syria from 1250 until 1517.

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Shobak Castle, Montreal Shobak, Jordan

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