"QASR AL AZRAQ" Desert Castles - Qasr al Azraq Tip by MiguelMV
Desert Castles - Qasr al Azraq, Jordan: 10 reviews and 27 photos
Situated in Azraq, 103 kilometres east from Amman. It's one of the castles in the route of the "Castles of the Desert". Lawrence of Arabia was here in one of his military expeditions.
In some books it is known as the "Blue Castle" because of the dark blue colors and flashes that come from the basaltic stone. It was use as a defense fortress against foreign invassions. There have been different castles or fortress during different periods, in fact, recent excavations have shown roman inscriptions from the third century. The monolitic door at the entrace, really heavy, is one of the most interesting features of the castle. And also, the fact that Lawrence of Arabia set up here is headquarters during the revolution against the turks.
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