Khirbat al-Mafjar

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Khirbat al-Mafjar

 

an Omayyad castle in Jordan. Khirbat al-Mafjar, situated north of Jericho, dates from the second quarter of the eighth century. Now in ruins, it originally was a typical fortified Omayyad castle, with a square courtyard enclosed by a gallery and stone two-story dwelling quarters with brick vaults. The castle is joined on the north by a court with a mosque and bathhouse, and on the east by a large inner courtyard. The interiors are ornamented with sculpture of painted stucco, floor mosaics, and carved stone and stucco.

REFERENCE

Hamilton, R. W. Khirbat al Mafjar. Oxford, 1959.
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