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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Quseir Amra is a World Heritage Site in Jordan. It is a well-preserved desert castle dating back to the early 8th century. The building was probably the Umayyad caliph Walid I who was ruling the area at that time.

Quseir Amra is regarded today as one of the most outstanding examples of early Islamic art and architecture. The remains today is only part of a larger castle complex, of which only the foundations remain. The ceiling holds frescoes and even a representation of the zodiac.


Quseir Amra, Jordan
Quseir Amra, Jordan
photo sourcehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20100922_qasr_amra14.JPG
authorshipJean Housen
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Quseir Amra was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 9th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 2 - 6 December, 1985.

Location: N31 48 6.984 E36 35 8.988 in the Eastern Desert, in Az Zarqa' Governorate
Inscription Year: 1985
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, IV
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