Karak  

Karak lies in the biblical land of Moab and was a Moabite stronghold long before the Crusaders built the castle for which it is famous today. Its biblical name is Kir-haraseth.

Karak the most important of the defenses guarding the Latin Kingdom. King Fulk (1131-43) created the lordship of Outrejourdain and in 1142 its lord, Pagan the Butler, transferred his headquarters from Montreal to Karak the early work dates from this period.


 

 
 
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