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Kerak

Last updated: 08.05.2002

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Kerak Panorama
Panoramic view of the landscape around Kerak. [62K]

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Ruins of Crusader castle, Kerak
Ruins of the Crusader castle at Kerak. [66K]

Photographs taken at Kerak, Jordan in 1995.

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"Saladin had responded by launching several raids against Renaud's territory. Despite his fury, however, the sultan remained magnanimous. In November 1183, for example, when he had installed his catapults around Kerak and begun to bombard it with blocks of stone, the defenders informed him that a royal marriage was taking place inside at that moment. Even though the bride was the daughter-in-law of Renaud, Saladin requested the besieged to point out the pavillion in which the young couple were to reside, and ordered his men to spare that sector." ["Les croisades vue par les Arabes", Amin Malouf, 1983]

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