Karak - Crusader Era Castle
Trip Start Feb 10, 2005
53Trip End Jan 05, 2006
Karak was the castle of the cruel French crusader Renaud de Chatillon portrayed in the recent movie "Kingdom Of Heaven". He was notorious for attacking Muslim pilgrims and for throwing prisoners down the steep slopes by the castle's ramparts. In 1188, the castle fell to Saladin and his forces after a seige of eight months.
We had lots of fun searching through everything from the large kitchen and bakery down to the dungeons.
Later in the day we drove back through Wadi Mujeb (Mujeb Valley) and saw the big dam on the Mujeb River. It is very unreal to see so much water in the middle of the desert.