Al Karak

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, who in turn had replaced the once dominant ''El 'Ahmer''. Dowling, Rev. Theodore E. (Theodore Edward Dowling) ''PEF Quarterly Report'' (1896) Pages 328, 329. Records the Mujely being "unreasonable in there treatment" of visitors in 1817 (Irby and Mangles), 1851 (De Saulcy), 1872 (Canon Tristram) and 1893 (Mr and Mrs Gray Hill). The Ghassanid tribe is believed to be the first to inhabit the site of modern al-Karak. The tribe consists


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. It is still a titular see of the Catholic Church. On 14 January, the 2011 Jordanian protests began in Jordan's capital Amman, and at Ma'an, Al Karak, Salt (Salt, Jordan) and Irbid, and other cities. The Jordanian government reversed fuel price rise following the protest.


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of Ibn al-Quff, an Arab physician and surgeon and author of the earliest medieval Arabic treatise intended solely for surgeons. Modern history Al Karak is dominated by four major tribes known as the Al-Ghassasinah (Ghassanids) tribe, the ''Al Majali'' (Majali) tribe, who originally came from Hebron, Bliss, Frederick James (Frederick J. Bliss) (1895) ''Palestine Exploration Fund Quarterly Report''. Page 217. the Tarawneh tribe and the ''Saraieh'' tribe

Deserta. Cambridge University Press. Jonathan Cape edition (1936) page 65. In 1893 the Sublime Porte Abdul Hamid II established the sub-province of Ma'an, with a resident governor (''Mutasarif'') in Karak, under the Wāli of Syria (Vilayet of Syria) based in Damascus. Bliss, page 203. One of the first governors, 1895, was Hussein Helmy Bey Effendi, aged 40, formerly the General Secretary at Damascus. He ruled with a garrison of 1,200 troops, in 3

regiments, mostly conscripts from West of the River Jordan doing their three years of military service. There were also 200 Circassian (Circassians) cavalry. Bliss, page 220. Dowling page 329. One of his achievements was the disarming of the local population. He also established a Military Hospital with a Jewish doctor; enforced the regulation of coinage and weights and measures; introduced a weekly postal service to Jerusalem, Damascus and Ma'an; and set up


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1183 and then on August 13, 1184, Saladin and al-Adil besieged Karak (Al Karak), but to no avail. Afterward, the Ayyubids raided Samaria, burning down Nablus. Saladin returned to Damascus in September 1184 and a generally peaceful environment between the Crusader states and the Ayyubid empire subsequently ensued in 1184-85. ) is one of the governorates of Jordan, located south-west of Amman, Jordan's capital. Its capital is Al Karak. It borders Madaba (Madaba Governorate) and the Capital (Amman Governorate) Governorates to the north, Ma'an Governorate from the east, Tafilah Governorate from the south, and the Dead Sea form the west. - align center style "background:#f0f0f0;" 1 align left '''Capital Department (Al-Qasabah)''' style "background:#f0f0f0;" لواء قصبة الكرك align left includes the city of Al Karak and 35 other towns and villages style "background:#f0f0f0;" 64,850 Al Karak - '''Kerak Castle''' is a large crusader castle (crusader castles) located in Kerak (Al Karak) in Jordan. It is one of the largest crusader castles in the Levant. Construction of the castle began in the 1140s, under Pagan (Pagan the Butler), Fulk of Jerusalem's butler. The Crusaders called it ''Crac des Moabites'' or "Karak in Moab", as it is frequently referred to in history books. Kerak should not be confused with Krak des Chevaliers. thumb left 250px The Upper court (File:Karak Castle 01.jpg)


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in 1188, after a siege that lasted more than a year. Runciman. Page 468. "after the last horse had been eaten." Saladin's younger brother, Al-Adil was governor of the district until becoming ruler of Egypt and Syria in 1199. Hitti. Page 652. The castle played an important role as a place of exile and a power base several times during the Mamluk sultanate (Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo)). Its significance lay in its control over the caravan


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Pagan (Pagan the Butler), Fulk of Jerusalem's butler. The Crusaders called it ''Crac des Moabites'' or "Karak in Moab", as it is frequently referred to in history books. Kerak should not be confused with Krak des Chevaliers. thumb left 250px The Upper court (File:Karak Castle 01.jpg)


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;ref ) is one of the governorates of Jordan, located south-west of Amman, Jordan's capital. Its capital is Al Karak. It borders Madaba (Madaba Governorate) and the Capital (Amman Governorate) Governorates to the north, Ma'an Governorate from the east, Tafilah Governorate from the south, and the Dead Sea form the west. - align center style "background:#f0f0f0;" 1 align left '''Capital Department (Al-Qasabah)''' style "background:#f0f0f0;" لواء قصبة الكرك align left includes the city of Al Karak and 35 other towns and villages style "background:#f0f0f0;" 64,850 Al Karak - '''Kerak Castle''' is a large crusader castle (crusader castles) located in Kerak (Al Karak) in Jordan. It is one of the largest crusader castles in the Levant. Construction of the castle began in the 1140s, under Pagan (Pagan the Butler), Fulk of Jerusalem's butler. The Crusaders called it ''Crac des Moabites'' or "Karak in Moab", as it is frequently referred to in history books. Kerak should not be confused with Krak des Chevaliers. thumb left 250px The Upper court (File:Karak Castle 01.jpg)


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. Today, Dhiban is approximately 15000 members strong, with many working in the army, government agencies, or in seasonal agricultural production. A number of young people study in nearby universities in Karak (Al Karak), Madaba, and Amman. Most inhabitants practice Islam. birth_place Ma'an, Jordan death_place Al Karak, Jordan serviceyears 1932 – 1981 Field Marshal '''Habis al-Majali''' (Arabic (Arabic language): حابس المجالي; ‎ 1914


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Roman (Byzantine (Byzantine Empire)) Empire. The most important discovery on the site was the mosaic floor of the Church of St Stephen. It was made in 785 (discovered after 1986). The perfectly preserved mosaic floor is the largest one in Jordan. On the central panel, hunting and fishing scenes are depicted, while another panel illustrates the most important cities of the region including Philadelphia (Amman), Madaba, Esbounta (Heshbon), Belemounta (Ma'an), Areopolis (Ar-Rabba), Charac Moaba (Karak (Al Karak)), Jerusalem, Nablus, Caesarea, and Gaza. The frame of the mosaic is especially decorative. Six mosaic masters signed the work: Staurachios from Esbus, Euremios, Elias, Constantinus, Germanus, and Abdela. It overlays another, damaged, mosaic floor of the earlier (587) Church of Bishop Sergius. Another four churches were excavated nearby with traces of mosaic decoration. thumb 220px right The Kerak Kerak crusader castle (File:Kerak BW 2.JPG) in Al Karak is one of the largest castles in the Levant region '''Karak'''( ) is one of the governorates of Jordan, located south-west of Amman, Jordan's capital. Its capital is Al Karak. It borders Madaba (Madaba Governorate) and the Capital (Amman Governorate) Governorates to the north, Ma'an Governorate from the east, Tafilah Governorate from the south, and the Dead Sea form the west. - align center style "background:#f0f0f0;" 1 align left '''Capital Department (Al-Qasabah)''' style "background:#f0f0f0;" لواء قصبة الكرك align left includes the city of Al Karak and 35 other towns and villages style "background:#f0f0f0;" 64,850 Al Karak - '''Kerak Castle''' is a large crusader castle (crusader castles) located in Kerak (Al Karak) in Jordan. It is one of the largest crusader castles in the Levant. Construction of the castle began in the 1140s, under Pagan (Pagan the Butler), Fulk of Jerusalem's butler. The Crusaders called it ''Crac des Moabites'' or "Karak in Moab", as it is frequently referred to in history books. Kerak should not be confused with Krak des Chevaliers. thumb left 250px The Upper court (File:Karak Castle 01.jpg)


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, housing the much venerated Church of Nazareth, and remained predominantly Christian (Christianity) under Arab rule. Its bishop Demetrius took part in the council of the three provinces of Palaestina held in Jerusalem in 536. Another, named John, is said to have existed in the 9th century. Michel Lequien, ''Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus'', Paris 1740, Vol. III, coll. 729-734 ref>

Al Karak

'''Al Karak''' ( ), also known as just '''Karak''' or '''Kerak''', is a city in Jordan known for its Crusader castle, the Kerak Castle. The castle is one of the three largest castles in the region, the other two being in Syria. Karak is the capital city of the Karak Governorate.

Karak lies has been built up around the castle and it has buildings from the 19th-century Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) period. The town is built on a triangular plateau, with the castle at its narrow southern tip.

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