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The most fascinating of the Umayyad desert castles, with astounding fresco paintings of bathing and hunting scenes. World Heritage Site.
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.
The bath-house ensemble, which included an audience hall and walled garden, is a remarkable example of the Umayyad strategy of political representation.
Palace with a square floorplan and four towers, and a mosque nearby. Built on the site of a former Roman fort. Greek inscriptions on 160 basalt blocks.
At the highest point of Amman's Citadel, the mosque lies to the south of the Umayyad palace.
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