Al karak, is one of the most important historical locations to date, in its vast history, it has been home and fortress to Jewish, Nabataean, crusader, Arab (including the mamluks-the slave kings) and Ottoman empires!
Situated on a hilltop about 1000 meters above sea level and is surrounded on three sides by a valley and a city of 20,000 people, the town is also famous for the Jordanian National dish- Mansaf (yum yum)!
If you have ever watched the historical mockery and insult that is, "the kingdom of heaven" one of the battles that occurs in it is supposed to happen around this castle, but how it is possible because it’s surrounded by hills an valleys
I actually like Kingdom of Heaven, but only because of the music and the scenes where they show the way Jerusalem looked before it got destroyed. I don't think anyone should take movies like that as history lessons, they're hollywood after all and the americans aren't exactly known for wanting other to see the truth in a situation...
I thought the actor who played Saladin had a really cool voice and accent though, i loved listening to his speaches
haha I had read a REALLY good book called "crusades through Arab eyes" around the time I went to see the movie and was comparing it every step of the way!! My God Hollywood has no honour! They might as well had set up the story in Switzerland and that would have been better than what was actually put on the screen!
Well what do you xpect, they only care about the money. Look at the 'assion of the Christ' - what a joke! Totally anti jewish and showed Roman's in totally the wrong light, but hey - it's entertainment...
Almost makes you wish they wouldn't make films about real life events unless they are accurate...
By the way, that book sounds interesting, who was the author? I wouldnt mind having a read of it myself.
It's nice... I am a bit distracted by the shadows on the left side. Especialy towards the top of the photo. Color tones and composition are nice... Framing is good. Contrast is gorgious. Nice piece of work