Khirbet El-Mafjar, 734 CE   [59 x 86 cm]

Source of image: Window in Khirbet El Mafjar
Embroidery: Hekmat Ashour [Gaza], Gaza, Palestine

Khirbet El-Mafjar is an Umayyad hunting lodge 3 km north of Jericho, built in 734 CE. It is known as Hisham’s Palace because it was thought to have been built by the Umayyad Caliph Hisham bin Abdul Malek (724-743 CE).

Era: Early Islamic Period (640—1099 CE)

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