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Castle of the Raven

Castle of the Raven


The Mamluk part of Kerak was built for “Ibn B’s Sultan”, an-Nasir Mohammed, in 1311 using re-cycled material from the Crusader and others parts which had collapsed. Recent reconstruction and excavations have removed huge amounts of rubble and debris, exposing more of the walls of a crusader church as well as opening up the kitchens, barracks and stables inside the castle.

This wall was probably the original external wall under the Crusaders.