History of Ajlun Castle related to Crusaders



Ajlun Castle



1184 Amir 'Izz al-Din Usama builds the castle, just 4 years before Saladin captures Kerak. The castle secured the area immediately south of the Yarmuk River against Crusader attempts at settlement into that area.









Interior of Castle looking over the rolling hill country south of the Yarmuk River in Jordan. Slide photograph from 1986.


Ruins of a square tower at Ajlun Castle. Slide photograph from 1986.







Ruins of Ajlun Castle. Slide photograph from 1986.







Ruins of a square tower at Ajlun Castle. Slide photograph from 1986.







Masonry within the interior of Ajlun Castle. Slide photograph from 1986.







Ruins of a square tower at Ajlun Castle. Slide photograph from 1986.