These photographs of the al Qasr (Arabic, palace) on Jabel el Qala (Arabic, Mountain Castle) were taken during January 2010
during a tour that I led for the Archaeological Institute of America. The palace is located on the citadel of
Amman (Jordan) and is attritubed
to Caliph Hisham between AD 724-743. The ruins have been extensively excavated and restored by the Jordanian Department of Antiquities. The
wooden roof over the throne room is made of new wood.
Stair step decorative detail that would have crowned the top of the palace.
Restorations of decorative details that would have crowned the top of the palace.
Decorative detail that somewhat resembles the Mandaean symbol of the baptismal cloth and stylized man.
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