Arabic script carved into stone from Shobak castle, built by the Crusader King Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1115, on the plain of Edom, Jordan. This crusader castle, originally called Mons Realis, fell to Saladin in 1189 after an 18 month siege. It was occupied by the Mamluks in the 14th century and underwent many renovations in this period. It sits on the caravan and pilgrimage routes from Syria to Arabia. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Arabic script carved into stone from Shobak castle, built by the Crusader King Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1115, on the plain of Edom, Jordan. This crusader castle, originally called Mons Realis, fell to Saladin in 1189 after an 18 month siege. It was occupied by the Mamluks in the 14th century and underwent many renovations in this period. It sits on the caravan and pilgrimage routes from Syria to Arabia. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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