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The only entrance gate is centrally located on the southern façade framed by two quarter-round buttresses. Each corner of the 35 m square structure has a three-quarter-round fortification, while semicircular buttresses support the remaining facades at their center. Narrow openings appear to be arrow slits, however they actually serve to provide light and ventilation.
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
Imposing and well preserved castle from the early 8th century used for political meetings between Umayyad rulers and local tribal leaders.