Al-Salt

Al-Salt

Al-Salt, or Salt, is an ancient agricultural town and administrative centre in west-central Jordan. It was built by the Macedonian army during the reign of Alexander the Great. The Architectural School in the city is submitted on the UNESCO Tentative List.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Balqa Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 4th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Greek

Later Cultures: Roman + Islamic

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Arab Eclecticism - Foundation and evolution of an Architectural School in the city of As-Salt (1860-1925)

Date of Submission: 2015

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