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The building stood on an island, surrounded by an artificial water ditch or lake, which was bordered by walls and land fills in the south and southeast. To reach Qasr al-Abd one had to cross a dam and access through an imposing gate which is today overgrown with shrubs
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
The Hellenistic palace from the 2nd cent. BC with life-size lion reliefs and leopard fountains is an architectural monument of unique character in Jordan.