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Qal'at al-Azraq ( Azrak Castle ) is located on the ancient trade
route leading to Saudi Arabia, Iraq & Syria
Pools of water - now long gone, gave the castle its name - which means Blue in Arabic.
One of its most famous inhabitants was T.E. Lawrence - better known as " Lawrence of Arabia"
I t was from Azrak that Lawrence and the army of Sheriff Hussein set out in 1918 for the assault on Damascus