Qasr Amrah


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Qasr Amrah

 

a palace of the Ommiads (Umayyads) in Jordan, located 65 km southeast of Amman; built in the second decade of the eighth century. The Roman-style baths and the reception hall are all that have been preserved. Their walls and ceilings are decorated with frescoes depicting scenes of hunting, games, and work, among others. The paintings show the influence of the traditions of Hellenistic and Roman art in Syria. The frescoes of Qasr Amrah are one of the most important artistic remains of the Arabian Caliphate.

REFERENCE

Musil, A. Kusejr ‘Amra[vols. 1–2]. Vienna, 1907.