Fresco on vaulted ceiling of hall, Qasr Amra, Jordan. This fresco is divided into squares and depicts various forms of work, maybe relating to the building of the castle. 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 vaulted ceiling of hall, Qasr Amra, Jordan. This fresco is divided into squares and depicts various forms of work, maybe relating to the building of the castle. 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...
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