Quseir Amra

Local nameقصر عمرة‎
LocationZarqa Governorate, Jordan

Qasr Amra, also transcribed as Quseir Amra or Qusayr Amra, is the best-known of the desert castles located in present-day eastern Jordan. It was built early in the 8th century, some time between 723 and 743, by Walid Ibn Yazid, the future Umayyad caliph Walid II, whose dominance of the region was rising at the time. It is considered one of the most important examples of early Islamic art and architecture. The discovery of an inscription during work in 2012 has allowed for more accurate dating of the structure.

The building is actually the remnant of a larger complex that included an actual castle, of which only the foundation remains. What stands today is a small country cabin, meant as a royal retreat, without any military function.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qasr_Amra

Address Jordan

Coordinates 31°48'6.537" N 36°35'15.147" E

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