© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Western enclosure wall and towers

Qasr al-Mshatta is surrounded by a square enclosure wall of 144 m each side, including 25 semi-circular towers.

Foundation stones near the south perimeter wall indicate the layout of the buildings that were planned but never completed.

© 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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