"Iraq el-Amir & Qasr el-Abd" `Iraq al Amir by MM212

`Iraq al Amir Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 25 photos

Located just 20-30 minutes southwest of Amman, Wadi Seer is an astonishingly fertile valley with Mediterranean landscapes and vegetation. Within it is a village known as Iraq el-Amir, which has one of the few remaining architectural examples from the Hellenistic period in Jordan. The structure is known as Qasr el-Abd, or Qasr Iraq el-Amir, and it dates from around 200BC. It makes a fun short excursion from the city of Amman, one worth making not only to see the ancient palace, but also to see a very different landscape from the semi-arid plateau that surrounds Amman.

15-day Jordan/Syria/Arabia Itinerary in Dec 2010/Jan 2011:

Amman - Madaba - Iraq al Amir - Salt - Syria (Bosra - Suweida - Qanawat - Shahba) - Madaba (again) - Dead Sea - Kerak - Wadi Musa/Petra - Wadi Rum - Amman (again) - Jerash => Hijaz region of Arabia

  • Last visit to `Iraq al Amir: Dec 2010
  • Intro Updated Aug 18, 2012
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