Kerak Castle

Kerak Castle

Kerak Castle, previously called by crusaders Crac des Moabites (Karak in Moab), is a large Crusader castle located in Karak, Jordan. It was built by Pagan the Butler, lord of Oultrejordain, and Fulk the Younger, King of Jerusalem, in 1142 AD. The castle, which is one of the largest Crusader castles in the Levant, controlled trade routes from Damascus to Egypt and Mecca because of its location east of the Dead Sea.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Karak Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 12th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Crusaders

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Crusader & Islamic Monuments

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