© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Triple-arched facade

Entrance to the basilica-shaped hall (a vaulted hall with three aisles separated by columns). The large central arch behind leads to the caliph's audience hall, the throne room, which was covered by a brick dome.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Qasr al-Mshatta

The Umayyad palace from the mid 8th cent., close to Amman's airport, is world-famous for its carved ornamentation. Remains can be seen on the site, extensively restored in 2013.

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