Qusayr ‘Amra (MEGT)
عمّان, Jordan
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


Qusayr ʻAmra: Residencia y baños omeyas en el desierto de Jordania (Open in Zotero)

Originally published at: Almagro, Antonio, and D. Fairchild Ruggles. “Qusayr ‘Amra.” 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

230 شارع الحرية, عمّان, Jordan
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Dates of attested life: 711- 750
Date of entry of information: August 2007
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