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Summary

Hellenistic palace from approximately 200 BC. Qasr al-Abd near Iraq al-Amir, Jordan

Class:

  • Castle
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Araq Al-Amir - Cave of the Prince

Iraq Al-Amir - Cave of the Prince

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

According to Rosenberg, Qasr al-Abd has many features of a monumental, Hellenistic-style mausoleum1.

See:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qasr_Al-Abd
  2. http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/was-qasr-al-abd-modeled-after-the-mausoleum-at-halicarnassus/
  3. http://www.kinghussein.gov.jo/tourism2.html
  4. Piotr Bienkowski, Jordan: Crossroads of the Near East,  in: Treasures from an Ancient Land: The Art of Jordan, ed. Piotr Bienkowski, Stroud, UK: Alan Sutton 1991, pp. 16-17
  5. Stephen Rosenberg, “Castle of the Slave”—Mystery Solved,Biblical Archaeology Society 33, 2012

References

  1. http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/was-qasr-al-abd-modeled-after-the-mausoleum-at-halicarnassus/