005- Roman Period
003- Roman Forts
The Lejjun Fortress is a Roman legionary fortress built around 300 CE. It was one in a chain of forts and watchtowers stretching from Umm al-Rasas to Lejjun that defended the Empire’s southeastern borders. Only the outlines of this large, square fortress survived. Two rows of Ottoman barracks, commonly mistaken as Roman, stand 250 meters southwest of the fortress. The ruins of a prehistoric settlement are also nearby (see Menhirs).
Near the village of Lejjun, between Karak and Qatranah, at the GPS coordinates: 31.2370°, 35.8683°.