Aqaba Castle

The Aqaba Castle, Mamluk Castle or Aqaba Fort, located in , , is a fortress originally built by Crusaders in the 12th century, and named Helim. was recaptured by Saladin in 1187 and the fortress was destroyed, until it was rebuilt in the early 16th century under the Mamluk Sultan Al-Ashraf Qansuh Al-Ghuri.

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is the official archaeological museum of the city of in . Photo: Bel Adone, Public domain.

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Aqaba is the only coastal city in and the largest and most populous city on the Gulf of Aqaba. is situated 1 km north of Aqaba Castle.

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is 's only port city. It is on the Gulf of in the extreme south of the country, adjacent to Eilat in Israel. Photo: Simisa, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the only city on the Red Sea. is the southernmost town in Israel, isolated from the rest of the country by the desert. Photo: Chris Yunker, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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