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Kyle and Valeri at Aljun  
   

Kyle and Valeri at Aljun

From the top of the castle, we could see Syria, West Bank, Israel...
Ben Hur meets In Cold Blood

July 19th 2009
We were dying to get out of the city and into the countryside of Jordan. Our first stop was the Aljun Castle, built during the time of the Crusades by Saladin. It was built on a hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley. Once we were at the top, we could see much of Israel (Palestine) and Syria. This is one of the most famous landmarks of the Crusades and near one of the most famous battles of the Cru ... read more
Middle East » Jordan » North » Jerash

Jordanian Flag For most of its history since independence from British administration in 1946, Jordan was ruled by King HUSSEIN (1953-99). A pragmatic ruler, he successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states... ... read more
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