About Pharaoh’s Island Castle
Once occupied by the forces of the Crusaders, today Pharaoh’s Island contains the remains of an early medieval fortress. Originally constructed by Crusader forces, the site we see today actually traces its routes back to Saladin, whose forces captured the island. Today a number of operators offer tours to the island – located just 250m off the Egyptian coast – where the pretty ruins can still be explored.
An impressive 12th century Crusader castle in Jordan, the remains of the fortification of Kerak are an awesome and slightly forbidding sight even today.
Shobak is a remote Crusader ruin which dates back to the early 12th century. Originally built by Baldwin I of Jerusalem, it was positioned along key trading routes and designed to control this key strategic location.
The site of Arsuf, also known as Apollonia, contains the remains of a Crusader castle once occupied by the Knights Hospitaller.
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