The northern Al-Jawf region of Saudi Arabia is home to some of the Kingdom’s historical treasures, one of them being Sakakah where its people speak of the legends of Zabal Castle, a historical structure that sits atop a mountain overlooking centuries of history below. In fact, Zabal Castle is believed to have been built 200 - 400 years ago, but carbon dating has revealed that it sits on a preceding structure dating back 900 years, making the castle a probable replacement to that older structure. 
This fascinating piece of history is believed to have been a former fortress that may have once served as protector to a nearby town during ancient times, with its rocky terrain making it hard to penetrate from below. The castle itself is made up of mud and sandstone, a common means of construction at the time, and features four watchtowers complementing its exterior.