Fresco on wall of apodyterium or changing room, Qasr Amra, Jordan. This fresco depicts a naked female bather stepping out of a bath. These early Islamic frescoes have strong Persian and Byzantine influences. The original castle complex was built in 723-743 by Walid Ibn Yazid, the future Umayyad Caliph Walid II. It was a fortress with military garrison and residence of the Umayyad Caliphs. Today only the royal pleasure cabin remains, with reception hall and hammam or bath house. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Fresco on wall of apodyterium or changing room, Qasr Amra, Jordan. This fresco depicts a naked female bather stepping out of a bath. These early Islamic frescoes have strong Persian and Byzantine influences. The original castle complex was built in 723-743 by Walid Ibn Yazid, the future Umayyad Caliph Walid II. It was a fortress with military garrison and residence of the Umayyad Caliphs. Today only the royal pleasure cabin remains, with reception hall and hammam or bath house. Picture by...
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