Montreal Crusader Castle Keep Overlooking Valley in Shoubak, Jordan - Encircle Photos

Montreal Crusader Castle Keep Overlooking Valley in Shoubak, Jordan

Located about 4,200 feet above sea level, this rounded keep protecting the northeast corner of Montreal Castle had a commanding view of the valley below. Although the surrounding area is barren today, it was apparently forested during the Middle Ages. The castles strategic height, however, came with challenges. For example, it required 350 steps to reach fresh water in a well. Notice the delicate reliefs carved along the row of stones near the top of this northeast tower. These Quaranic inceptions in Kufic script were added during the late 13th or early 14th century.

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Shobak Castle, Montreal Shobak, Jordan

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