"Jordan: Desert Castle Q'useir Amra" Middle East Things to Do Tip by tini58de
Middle East Things to Do: 67 reviews and 90 photos
This is the official brief description of the UNESCO committee:
"Built in the early 8th century, this exceptionally well-preserved desert castle was both a fortress with a garrison and a residence of the Umayyad caliphs. The most outstanding features of this small pleasure palace are the reception hall and the hammam, both richly decorated with figurative murals that reflect the secular art of the time."
(quoted from the official UNESCO website)
The artwork inside the Desert castles was outstanding - like the description says! Seeing those fortified castles from the outside never lets you think of such a fine interior.
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