Khirbat al-Mafjar

 
Catalogue
Early Islamic Gardens of Greater Syria
City
Jericho
Country
Palestine
Dates
ca. 724 749
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
D. Fairchild Ruggles

Description

The palace complex of Khirbat al-Mafjar, built by Caliph Hisham in the Jordan valley close to Jericho, was surrounded by cultivated lands and orchards. An aqueduct brought water to the complex. Beside the residence, there was a mosque and a bath with a large audience hall. In front of all these buildings, there was a garden area with a central pavilion with a very singular plan.

The palace was destroyed by the earthquake of 749.

 

 

Source

  • Archaeological Analysis, 20th century
Catalogue
Early Islamic Gardens of Greater Syria
City
Jericho
Country
Palestine
Dates
ca. 724 749
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
D. Fairchild Ruggles