Ajlun, a twelfth century castle built during the reign of Sultan Saladin, is located about 50 km north of Jarash (also spelled Jerash), the ancient Roman city which is now the capital city of Jordan.
Ajlun Castle with all its intricate defense mechanisms is considered a marvel of medieval military engineering. On one side, the fort's foundations measure about 100 meter. Today, you can enter the castle through a footbridge, but originally the entrance could be accessed via a drawbridge only.
You'll find arrow slits, a sloped glacis standing above a fosse, many machicolations and other defenses both in the inside and the outside of the castle.
Today, the main entrance leads through a passage to a double gate that features a portcullis. In the olden times, this double gate used to serve as the principal entrance to the castle.Places nearby:
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