Qasr Azraq

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Qasr Al-Azraq

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Exterior: Central Yard Facing Southwest, Western Corner


original structure ca. 4th century CE, rebuilt 1237 CE



The Romans built a stone structure using the local basalt stone that formed a basis for later constructions on the site, a structure used by the Byzantine and Umayyad empires. The castle underwent its final major stage of building in 1237 CE, when 'Izz ad-Din Aybak, an emir of the Ayyubids, redesigned and fortified it. The fortress in its present form dates to this period.


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March 15, 2016

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31.880252777778, 36.827327777778

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