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The fort

The black basalt fort, strategically located in the middle of the Azraq oasis, and on a major desert trade route, has been in continuous use since it was built by the Romans in the 3rd century AD.

It has a square structure with 80 m long walls encircling a large central courtyard.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Qasr al-Azraq

The black basalt fort built by the Romans and used by Umayyads, Ayyubids, and Ottomans, was the headquarters of T. E. Lawrence and Sharif Hussein Bin Ali during the Arab Revolt.

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