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Shobak Castle

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Shobak Castle History of Shobak Castle Shobak Castle (previously known as Mons Realis: the Royal Mountain) dates back to the 12th century, built by the Crusaders at 1,300m above sea level. Shobak Castle was built to protect the road from Egypt to Damascus. It successfully resisted several sieges until it fell to Saladin's troops in 1189. What to...