Qusayr ‘Amra

 
Catalogue
Early Islamic Gardens of Greater Syria
City
unknown
Country
Jordan
Dates
ca. 711 ca. 750
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
D. Fairchild Ruggles

Description

This outstanding site, situated in the middle of the desert some 75 km east of Amman, has a ruined residence, a watchtower, a hammām with an audience hall, a water supply system, a garden area, and a water system for irrigation. Only the bath, with its unique mural paintings, has been preserved.

The palace was surely abandoned after the defeat of the Umayyads in 750.

 


M. Almagro et al., Qusayr ‘Amra, 25–28.

 

Source

  • Archaeological Analysis, 20th century
Catalogue
Early Islamic Gardens of Greater Syria
City
unknown
Country
Jordan
Dates
ca. 711 ca. 750
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
D. Fairchild Ruggles