Hisham’s Palace (Khirbet el Mafjar)

Hisham’s Palace (Khirbet el Mafjar)

Extensive remains of  a winter palace built by the Umayyad Caliph Hisham in the 8th century, located half a mile  northeast of Jericho.

Ruined in an earthquake in 747, shortly after its construction; it was never inhabited at all. Architectural design was that of a great courtyard with towers at the corners.

Remains: The site boasts elaborate stone friezes and …….

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