© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Rooms around the courtyard

The courtyard is surrounded by groups of barrel vaulted rooms forming separate units around a central hall (arrangement known as a "bayt" in Umayyad architecture).

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Qasr al-Kharana

Imposing and well preserved castle from the early 8th century used for political meetings between Umayyad rulers and local tribal leaders.

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