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“Shobak”  (or “Shoubak”) is the Arabic name for “Montreal”, A castle built by the Crusaders along the “King’s High Way” during the Middle Ages. 

It was founded by Baldwin I in 1115, during his expedition to Aqaba and the Red Sea. Later Raynold of Chatillon built mobile ships at the site in order to use them to sail across the Red Sea, conquor Mecca, and tax Muslim pilgrims. 

Saladin besieged the site for nearly two years, and finally conquored it in 1189 CE.

The Mamlukes later reused the site, and it was inhabited until the 1950’s. 

It has not yet been excavated on a large scale but it’s remains are vast and impressive. 

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Points of Interest in the Area

Petra
  Little Petra
  Wadi Rum

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