Hammam al-Sarah

 
Catalogue
Early Islamic Gardens of Greater Syria
City
Hallabat
Country
Jordan
Dates
ca. 724 ca. 750
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
D. Fairchild Ruggles

Description

This site, situated few kilometers from the main Umayyad residence of Qasr al-Hallabat, had a bath with an audience hall similar to that of Qusayr ‘Amra, and a garden area surrounded by a perimeter wall. In the middle of the garden, there was a fountain, whose stone basin has been preserved. The same water supply system, consisting of a well, a noria, and a water reservoir, supplied both the bath and the garden.

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

 


K. A. C. Creswell, Early Muslim Architecture, 1.2:498–502.

 

Source

  • Archaeological Analysis, 20th century
Catalogue
Early Islamic Gardens of Greater Syria
City
Hallabat
Country
Jordan
Dates
ca. 724 ca. 750
Authors
Antonio Almagro;
D. Fairchild Ruggles