Tell Mar Elias, Ajlun

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  • I was even with a local and we had to ask several times before we could find this place. It is of very limited interest to the casual tourist. The ruins are not in good shape and the mosaics are not a...  more »
  • A Fort still in good condition in a town whose name is inspired by a religious who was able to join the prayer to a careful defense against attacks of the Crusaders. A castle built by the Arabs in good condition, from which to enjoy the view of the Valley that draws axle part Cairo-Baghdad referred Ajloun or Ajlun was a decisive step, a strategic station to send smoke signals and dispatch the pigeons travelers. Initially composed of four corner towers and a moat 16 metres wide, the medieval castle was upgraded with a fifth stronghold which became the main tower and the bastion to defend the entrance,
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  • One of the best places to visit, particularly in the spring and the beginning of the summer. Breathtaking green scenes!
  • Amazing view you can get from this place which Is the birthplace of the Prophet Elijah ("Elias" in Latin and Arabic), the site includes the ruins of one of the largest known Byzantine churches in Jordan. Artifacts from the site, including marble carvings and small metal religious objects, are displayed in the archaeological museum of nearby Ajloun Castle. Further, "respect for the spirit of Nebhī-Ilyâs (the prophet Elias) is given to a grove of oak trees above the ruins" of the Byzantine churches there.
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