Amman Umayyad Citadel (MEGT)
Amman, Jordan
In the east side of the citadel of Amman, next to the palace and the hammām built during the Umayyad period, a large open space contained a water reservoir with a capacity of almost 1,300 cubic meters. This reservoir not only supplied not only the bath but also a cultivated area of around 3,500 cubic meters. This arrangement of the garden beside the audience hall and the hammām was characteristic in Umayyad architecture. 
The palace was destroyed by the earthquake of 749.
A. Almagro, P. Jiménez, and J. Navarro, El palacio omeya de Amman, vol. 3, Investigación arqueológica y restauración, 1989–1997, 31.
Source: Archaeological Analysis, 20th century

-Antonio Almagro, D. Fairchild Ruggles


El Palacio Omeya de Amman (Open in Zotero)

Originally published at: Almagro, Antonio, and D. Fairchild Ruggles. “Amman Umayyad Citadel.” Middle East Garden Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, November 18, 2014. Archived at:

Amman, Jordan
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Century/Date of creation: 720
Dates of attested life: 720-749
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