Al-Muwaqqar

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Al-Muwaqqar

الموقر
District
Location of district in Amman
Location of district in Amman
Coordinates: 31°48′56″N 36°5′39″E / 31.81556°N 36.09417°E / 31.81556; 36.09417Coordinates: 31°48′56″N 36°5′39″E / 31.81556°N 36.09417°E / 31.81556; 36.09417
CountryFlag of Jordan.svg Jordan
GovernorateAmman Governorate
Time zoneUTC + 2

Al-Muwaqqar(Arabic: الموقر‎) is a district in the Amman Governorate of north-western Jordan.[1] The village contains the ruins of an Umayyad palace, the Qasr Al Muwaqqar, one of the desert castles. Little remains of the palace today except several acanthus leaf capitals and gauge for a water reservoir.[2] The district is the headquarters of the 3rd Armored Division and a police training center. Most of the families which are staying in the region are from Bani Sakhr, like: khraisha, al arabid, al jbour,al qudahh.

Archaeology: the qasr[edit]

The village of contains the ruins of an Umayyad palace, the Qasr al-Mushash or Qasr al-Muwaqqar, a qasr-type fortified palace also known as a desert castle. Little remains of the palace today except several acanthus leaf capitals and gauge for a water reservoir.[2]

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