Quseir Amra Desert Castle in Jordan

Quseir Amra Desert Castle in Jordan

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Quseir Amra is situated 85 km to the east of Amman. It is the little palace of Amra, noted for its extensive fresco paintings which cover virtually all the interior surfaces. The paintings include themes such as hunting, dancing, and musicians, bathing scenes, cupids, and personifications of history, philosophy and poetry. This a small residence was discovered by the Czech traveler Alois Musil in 1898. The building\’s plan consists of a rectangular audience hall, a bath complex, and hydraulic structures. The main hall has three rooms along its south side. The baths are located on the east side of the main hall and are connected to a water tank. Qusayr ‘Amra was placed on the World Heritage List in 1985, due to its extensive cycle of mural paintings

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