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
Country Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan
Governorate Amman Governorate
Time zone UTC + 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.

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maplandia world gazetteer
  2. ^ a b http://www.atlastours.net/jordan/al_muwaqqar.html

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