Thursday, July 15, 2010
Jordan - Quseir Amra
Amra or Quseir Amra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Jordan.
Sent by Mervat from Amman, Jordan.
Quseir Amra bears exceptional testimony to the Omayyad civilization which was imbued with a pre-Islamic secular culture whose austere religious environment only left behind insignificant traces in the visual arts. It is the best conserved architectural ensemble, if not the most complete, of all the Omayyad palaces and castles in Jordan and Syria.