Hammam al-Sarah (MEGT)
Hallabat, Jordan
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

-Antonio Almagro, D. Fairchild Ruggles


Early Muslim Architecture (Open in Zotero)

Hammam al-Sarah in the Light of Recent Excavations (Open in Zotero)

Originally published at: Almagro, Antonio, and D. Fairchild Ruggles. “Hammam al-Sarah.” Middle East Garden Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, November 18, 2014. https://www.doaks.org/resources/middle-east-garden-traditions/catalogue#b_start=0&c6=Early+Islamic+Gardens+of+Greater+Syria. Archived at: https://perma.cc/7ZVW-NFSZ.

Hallabat, Jordan
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Dates of attested life: 724-750
Date of entry of information: August 2007
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