National Geographic : 1944 Feb
G.Eric Matson A Crusader Fort Once Protected the Desolate Isle of Pharaoh Past this lonely spot in the Gulf of 'Aqaba, Phoenician-type ships delivered gold for Solomon at near-by Ezion-geber. Ivory, apes, and peacocks came from beyond the rising sun. Later, Roman legions camped near by. Crusaders from Europe weredriven out bySaladin.