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the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, one of the countries of the Levant, contains many attractive and distinctive archaeological sites, because this part of the earth has been subjected to great succession by nations and civilizations, in addition to its proximity to the centers of power most of the time, except for its close proximity to the centers of the emergence of religions such as Palestine and the island Arabic, and we should not forget that many of the esteemed prophets and messengers spent part of their lives in this blessed land.
The Umrah Palace is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Jordan, or as it is called in another name, Qusayr Umrah, in reference to its relatively small size, and it is one of the desert palaces that spread here and there, dating back to the Umayyad period of Islamic history, where it was built In the time of the Umayyad caliph Yazid bin Abd al-Malik, who is considered the sixth caliph of the caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty.
Umrah Palace website
Umrah Palace is located in Azraq, which is considered one of the most important areas in the Jordanian desert, as it is about 120 km from Amman to the northeastern side of it. As for the discoverer of the Umrah Palace, he is a scientist from the Austrian state called Alois Moselle, who was able to discover it in 1898 AD.
Amra Palace Building
The palace inside contains a hall designated for reception, a rectangular shape, with two contracts that divide it into three halls, where each of these galleries includes accepting a semicircular shape, while the medium porch is connected to two small rooms that were used for napping purposes, where each room overlooks these two The two rooms have two picturesque gardens. The floors in the hall and the rooms were not ordinary, but were decorated with beautiful mosaics that contained floral-shaped motifs, while the other was covered in beautiful marble.
Umrah Palace decoration
This beautiful palace includes very beautiful mural paintings, which were painted in fresco or watercolors, where mural paintings were published by the world Moselle for the first time in the Academy in Vienna, Austria, where it is considered one of the best mural paintings that were discovered among all the murals in various Umayyad palaces.
The drawings of the legendary deities of the Greeks were found, apart from many exciting things as a drawing of the sky, and they are decorated with beautiful planets and stars. Umrah Palace contains many other facilities, and the various aesthetics that immortalized the artistic side of Islamic civilization.