Vaux Moise

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Vaux Moise, also Li Vaux Moise (The Valley of Moses) is a small crusader castle close to Wadi Musa in Jordan). It was founded by Baldwin I of Jerusalem as an outpost of the larger crusader castle at Montreal.


The castle is a small spur castle on a narrow ridge with smooth sides. Its military effectiveness is due more to its remote and inaccessible location than impressive fortifications. Its most remarkable architectural feature is a gatehouse excavated from solid rock guarding the bridge to the entrance (Kennedy 2001).


  • Kennedy, Hugh (2000). Crusader Castles. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-79913-9. 

External links[edit]

French site with pictures: [1]

Coordinates: 30°19′59″N 35°27′57″E / 30.33306°N 35.46583°E / 30.33306; 35.46583