Where is the Umrah Palace?
The desert palace is called the Umrah Palace with several names such as the Umrah Palace, the Quseir Umrah, or the Qasir Umrah Umayyad, and it is one of the artifacts that showcases the skill of the wonderful Islamic architecture in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the northern side of the Jordanian desert in Azraq, and is 110 km northeast of the capital Amman.
History of the Umrah Palace
The Umrah Palace was built during the reign of Caliph Al-Walid bin Abdul Malik, the sixth Umayyad caliphs between the years (705-715) A.D. The Umrah Palace consists of a reception hall with a rectangular shape with three columns forming three different arcades, each of which has a ceiling from the cellar of the half-circle shape, as well The central portico from the south is connected to a large arch. Its sides contain two rooms of small size, whose land is decorated with mosaic plant motifs, and in front of them are two wonderful gardens.
The importance of the minor pilgrimage
The reason for the importance of the Amra Palace is due to the art that was evident in its walls documented by the Austrian archaeologist (Alios Musil) in 1898, where its walls are decorated with many different drawings that depict many of the rural paintings that embody daily life such as hunting and industrial handicrafts and many Symbolic deities where the Great Hall in the palace contains a variety of mural pictures representing the daily life of the palaces, and the walls of the right portico of the Great Hall are decorated with a picture of the enemies of Islam showing a number of kings as a czar and a fracture to the team and the Negus of Abyssinia and it is believed that in the picture the emperor of China India, characterized by women’s bathroom fees as more liberal as depicting scenes of bath women and children and many of the motifs that resemble the sky, stars, Alnoriv and engineering elements, in addition to the golden mosaic decorations on the ceiling and glass windows.