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Jabrin fenestration

Jabrin fenestration

Jabrin fort

The unusual latticed windows allowed filtered light but kept the interior cool during the daytime heat - the fort was built of rubble faced with limestone plaster. The Imam was well-protected; a series of secret tunnels throughout the castle included hiding places for guards who could leap out on a previously agreed upon signal if the Imam found himself in danger. Above and behind doors, holes were used to pour date oil and honey down on would-be attackers. The fortified building was built on a flat plain which gave the inhabitants plenty of time to prepare defenses.