"An Umayyid site" Top 5 Page for this destination `Anjar by uglyscot

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'Anjar

Anjar is an Ummayyid site. Although a Moslem town it was built in the Roman style by Byzantine workers. The walls are a mixture of stone and brick.There are pillars and arches and the Roman plan of crossroads. The palace had many rooms and there was a mosque with a water cistern.
It lies on a plain . There was a private area in forested land for the ruler ; and public area where the workers lived.
Reconstruction was planned but halted by the war, and not yet resumed.

  • Last visit to `Anjar: Jun 2004
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