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Abu Jaber House

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Abu Jaber House

Abu Jaber House, today the Al-Salt Historical Museum or Abu Jaber Museum, is a historical building located in the city of Al-Salt in the Balqa Governorate in Jordan. It was built between 1892 and 1906 AD during the Ottoman era by Abu Jaber family, a family of the most notable merchants of that period. The house is distinguished by the architectural style that characterizes many Al-Salt buildings in the 19th century. It is built of yellow stone and is characterized by its beautiful decorations and drawings. Abu Jaber House was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2021 as part of As-Salt - The Place of Tolerance and Urban Hospitality.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Balqa Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 19th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Mixed

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: As-Salt - The Place of Tolerance and Urban Hospitality

Date of Inscription: 2021

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