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Qasr al Kharana

August 15, 2015

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Qasr al Kharana. Jordan, April 2015.

The castle was built in the early Umayyad period.  “Castle” is a misnomer, as the building’s internal arrangement does not suggest a military use, probably it has been used as a meeting place and recreation residence for the Umayade caliphs.

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  1. August 19, 2015 6:48 pm

    Wow, what an impressive structure!

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    • August 20, 2015 12:09 pm

      Yes, it is massive and simple – but also beautiful and impressive in the middle of the Jordanian desert.


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