Aqaba Castle

Local nameقلعة العقبة
LocationAqaba, Jordan

Aqaba Castle, Mamluk Castle or Aqaba Fort: Located in Aqaba, Jordan.

The fortress was originally built by Crusaders in the 12th century, and named Helim. Ayla was recaptured by Salah Al-Din in 1187 and the fortress was destroyed.

It was rebuilt in the early 16th century under Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Qansuh Al-Ghawri

In July 1916, Aqaba Fortress was the scene of a great victory of the Arab Revolt, when this heavily defended Turkish stronghold fell to a daring Arab camel charge.

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Address Aqaba, Jordan

Coordinates 29°31'17.432" N 35°0'7.469" E

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