Qasr Azraq

Exterior: Central Yard Facing Southwest, Western Corner

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Qasr Al-Azraq

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

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Latitude: 31.880252777800
Longitude: 36.827327777800

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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