Qalaat Salkhad

Qalaat Salkhad

Qalaat Salkhad or Salkhad Castle, located in As-Suwayda Governorate, is an old castle originally built by the Fatimid Caliph, al-Mustansir, in 1073 AD. Later it was restored and fortified by Ayyubid dynasty in the 13th century AD in order to counter a possible attack of the Crusades into inner Hauran.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: As-Suwayda Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 11th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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