Khirbet El-Mafjarخربة المفجر

Khirbet El-Mafjar

Early Islamic Period (640—1099 CE)

Source: Photograph on Ancient History web page
Embroidery: Hekmat Ashour [Gaza], Gaza
Size: 59 x 86 cm

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).

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