A medieval fort located at the top of a hill overlooks a semi-desert plain in Jordan. This Muslim fortress dating from the 12th and 13th centuries was commanded by Saladin and was to be used to block the road to the Crusaders.

about the place, Fort Ajloun:

Ajloun Fort in Jordan was built in the 12th century by Muslims. It is on a hill and the castle watched over three wadis descending to the Jordan Valley. It was the Ayyoubids who built it in the 12th century and enlarged it a century later by the Mamalouks.


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Fort Ajloun, Jordanie